To me, minimalism is…
Giving up the struggle of wanting more and more and more.
Realizing the deliberate confusion between needs and wants.
Recognizing that this insatiable need to own is primarily a marketing construction.
That happiness is not connected to what I surround myself with.
Advertising makes who you are, what you have, or how you live seem inadequate, incomplete – lacking (wanting) a fix.
I want my money to work for me and not the other way around. If I’m going to purchase something, I would like to be able to purchase it knowing that I’ve done the time for it already. Instead of the knowledge that while I can possess it now, I still have x amount of hours I need to work to actually pay for it and with interest I may be paying more for it than the shelf price + tax.
I feel like minimalism sets me in the direction to living debt free.
Minimalism is a challenge. It’s a challenge to consumer society. It’s a challenge to my own internal conversation. I think it’s rewarding. A journey.