Small is the new big. That is to say, minimalism and living with less is becoming a growing movement in North America and it’s starting to catch on in Europe as well. With the global economic crisis and changes in social attitudes, people have started to realize that the more stuff we have, the more … Continue reading Small is the New Big
"It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it." - Dale Carnegie
Paul Graham makes an amazing argument on our tendency to overvalue stuff, how the value of stuff is decreasing, and how stuff actually costs us more than it is worth. Take a few minutes and read it right now.
A simple life has a different meaning and a different value for every person. For me, it means eliminating all but the essential, eschewing chaos for peace, and spending your time doing what’s important to you.
Take a moment, and consider: Do you honestly need that new phone? Or that new pair of shoes? Or that whatever it is that you are thinking of spending your money on? Will it really be all that different from what you have right now? Think about what this new item offers, and compare it … Continue reading We Have To Stop Buying Stuff
For the last dozen years, I’ve been living a (relatively) simple life. At times, the complexity of my life grows, and I renew my commitment to living simply. Living a simple life is about paring back, so that you have space to breathe. It’s about doing with less, because you realize that having more and … Continue reading Key Lessons For Living A Simple Life
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