Not minimalist enough?

“Possessions have no intrinsic meaning only the meaning we give them.” – Source During TheMinimalists latest podcast (at least latest while I’m writing this, it might not be the latest, when you are reading this), a woman named Maggie (apologize if I’ve spelled it wrong) asked a question about minimalism lifestyle, looking up to other minimalists and this concept of ‘not feeling minimalist enough’. I think just like with a lot of movements and lifestyles, you’ll have the extremists like Connor from Thriving Minimalist and you’ll also have people like me that find comfort in clutter free life, but contrary to…

Minimalism, veganism and envirounment.

“The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world … second only to oil,” the recipient Eileen Fisher of an environmental award told a stunned Manhattan audience earlier this year.  – Source I’ve been vegan for nearly two years now. I’ve worked part-time in retail even longer. I’ve seen the waste retail produces and this is why I believe minimalism and veganism go hand in hand. For someone who’s primary reason for switching to a vegan lifestyle were the environmental impacts, I find minimalism just as important. Words cannot describe the amount of paper, plastic and other waste…

Why go minimalist?

Today as a society we are heavy consumers. So much so that not owning stuff can be socially alienating and somehow can convey an image of weakness and lack of wealth. Or so we are made to think. The real issue isn’t really the amount of stuff we own or buy but rather the mindset of ‘I need this to be … happy, to make people like me, to make my life easier, to make me be accepted’ etc. What do you really need to live comfortably and what do you think you need? As a society, we cling to…