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How to Become a Minimalist

Sometimes less really is more.

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Visitor Comments: 25

(19) Anonymous, February 17, 2014 12:07 AM

letting go of stuff

I agree that there's great value in getting rid of things. It's not an easy thing to do because "What if I'll need it later?' I'm starting on the road to reduction.

(18) Anonymous, February 16, 2014 2:44 AM

Nothing left to give but....

......time, love, and advice. : )

(17) Gabriel, February 14, 2014 7:11 PM

If your work is affecting you that bad, then yes, you need to minimize. But what is the commandment that says you shouldn't give away everything that you have so that you yourself need charity?

(16) SusanE, February 13, 2014 11:45 PM

Minimalist people have been around forever.

It's easy to get free of stuff if you have money. When you get bored you can fly to the islands, or buy something back that you got rid of. For us poor people it is different. I like to keep spares and pairs and 'in case I need it' stuff. Simplifying life while driving an expensive car and giving this seasons beautiful clothes to charity while buying more beautiful clothes to fill the closet....isn't being minimal. That is extravagant living. - - - - Clearing out the clutter in your life is freeing. That clutter can be friends, family, things, and thoughts. We can be poor and get rid of this type of clutter that keeps us down and unfullfilled. Working 80 hours a week signals more wrong with a mans life than a little clutter and minimalizing. God wants us to enjoy our time here. Good for him that gets uncluttered, and we can all try it. The sign over my back door says "The Best Things in Life...... Aren't Things" Thanks Rabbi for the video.

(15) Richard, February 12, 2014 5:38 PM

I'll try

I'm that guy. I work 80 hrs a week and have accumulated "stuff". I'm going to try to shed at least one thing a month. Thank you.

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