By now, lots of you know that I’m an aspiring minimalist.
The natural reaction to that word is to picture a sparse room, single chair and a lonesome soul contemplating life, the universe and everything.
I can’t help but wonder if minimalism is, in fact, more material than the lifestyle it seeks to avoid.
Each thing you acquire, have and keep is deliberate.
Quality, purpose and longevity become core components of an acquisition.
That way – every thing you own is meaningful. It’s something that you have considered, weighed, contemplated and decided upon.
Contrast that with your latest compulsive acquisition. If you were to apply those criteria, how does it measure up?
Which, if you think about it, makes minimalists (even aspiring ones) more material than others.