Yes, I have been intrigued by the whole minimalism/enoughism/clutter-clearingism ideas for years.
No, you’d ever know if you saw how much I am forever lugging around.
Still, I remain everhopeful!!! *smiles
Recently watched Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things.
Buying things Joshua Fields Millburn observed “Many things I bought to make me happy weren’t actually doing their job.” He further noted it’s best to “Love people and use things (because the opposite never works).”
Not sure who said “We don’t want more goodies, toys or cars. We want what they will bring us. We want to feel whole. We want to feel content.” It was either Rick Hanson, PhD Neuro-psychologist or Colin Wright, Entrepreneur/Full-time Traveler. My analogy is when you don’t eat what you’re craving, you usually wind up eats lots & lots & lots. In the end, you still crave what you wanted … but now have a really bad belly ache.
When it comes to stuff, President Jimmy Carter observed, “Owning things and consuming things does not satisfy our longing for meaning.”
As for an Egads & Yikes!, I was horrified to learn “In 1983, companies spent $100 million marketing to children. In 2006, companies spent $17 billion.”
There are personal challenges (or ideas) which catch the imagination of others. Such was the case of Project 333 –. a fashion challenge to dress with 33 items or less for three months. If interested (including what’s acceptable to exclude from the 33-item count), check out the site.
The Tiny House Movement is credited to have begun with Sarah Susanka when she published The Not So Big House in 1997. As for the tiny houses on wheels, their popularity is credited to Jay Shafer who founded Tumbleweed Tiny House Company after designing, building and living in his own 96-square foot house.
Where the Less is More concept leads, I know not. Since this path intrigues me, I’m sure I’ll visit it again.
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