Is living a minimalist lifestyle all bullshit? Or is minimalism worth taking a look at? Only you can decide.
Make no mistake about it, minimalist living is a decision. It is a choice to live counter-cultural. We have been told since birth to consume and collect. Deciding to take a journey to a more minimalist lifestyle rejects those messages and intentionally chooses less instead.
I am not exactly sure who came up with that phrase. The one about not being able to afford cheap stuff. I find it to be true. Unfortunately in today's world we seem to only buy cheap stuff that is not really made to last. It is called "planned obsolescence". This is a blog about … Continue reading I Can’t Afford Cheap Stuff. Custom made Clothing at 180 Moda
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more but enjoy less We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time; we have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but … Continue reading The Paradox of Our Time
The above quote is from the classic Michael Mann movie Heat, with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. The character played by De Niro is the one who says the line. He plays the leader of a group of bank robbers who have to be able to just walk away from their lives if the … Continue reading “Allow Nothing In Your Life That You Cannot Walk Out On In 30 Seconds Flat.”
Time is a funny thing. A lot of people claim that they do not have enough time to complete all of the tasks that they have on their plate. When we are young we think that we have all the time in the world. As we get older we come to realize that this is … Continue reading What Will Be Said About Me When I Die
Minimalist living has been my way of living for a few years now. It has helped me in a number of ways. I have managed to live on a single income while raising a teenage son and we have a good life. I have no consumer debt. I do not have a cell phone. I … Continue reading Thank Goodness For Minimalist Living Right Now
I wonder where we are headed as a society. And as a race. I know that the world is different today than it was 30 years ago. The reasons why it is different are for people with bigger brains than me to debate. We could have discussions about the "world economy", and that would lead … Continue reading Isn’t Reality Better Than Virtual Reality?
I have a bit of a hard time with people whom I consider to be closed minded. Now I do understand that they are the way they are for various reasons. I try to be open minded and examine various points of view and then draw my own conclusions based on what I have read. … Continue reading Is It Possible That There Is More Than One Way Of Doing Things?