Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Minimalists

Be Happy With Less Stuff
Stuff. So much of our lives are spent wanting it, buying it, trying to keep it. We work 40-hour or more workweeks so we can fill our drawers and purses and closets and storage units and attics with stuff. We take pictures of our stuff to post on Instagram, spend weekends picking out more stuff to buy, talk about our stuff at cocktail parties.
Sure, we need some stuff. We need to eat stuff, use stuff, and wear stuff. 
But how much stuff do we really need? And how much of our stuff actually brings value to our lives? That's the question Ohioans Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus began asking themselves when, in their late 20s, they realized they were outwardly successful but inwardly miserable.
The duo, who call themselves the Minimalists, recently penned a memoir titled Everything That Remains. 

Minimalism, by the way, is described by the guys on their website as "a tool used to rid yourself of life's excess in favor of focusing on what's important so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom."

The more stuff you own, the more your stuff owns you.

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