The documentary was useful, as it gave me a greater insight into what it means to be a minimalist. I always thought a minimalist was someone who lives with a very small amount of possessions, however I now realise that anyone can be a minimalist by simply minimising what they have, living with enough possessions to be happy but not so many that you feel trapped.
- Living for a pay check > you can’t buy happiness
- If we are experiencing the best living conditions ever, why are we living for more?
- Social media maintains our addiction to buying possessions and gives the illusion that life should be perfect
- Heat map shows that the average American uses 40% of the space in their homes every day > most space used for storage
- Every possession serves a purpose and brings joy
- You should be able to justify everything around you
- No excess or duplicate possessions
- Create space to fit our lives rather than fitting things into the space we have
- Smaller homes bring people together
- Not being prepared for every moment helps you engage with society and surroundings
- Minimalist community > asking to borrow possessions from other people