I just watched a documentary on minimalism, also available on netflix:
Why not start, what I hope can be a meaningful discussion on the topic?
I saw that there is not much action on this forum on this topic. Mustachians are frugal, but that does not mean they are minimalists. Because one starts their Mustachian lifestyle with loads of stuff from the „previous life“
Personally I rather spend money on experiences than on things. I don‘t often buy new stuff.
I thought of a few questions that would be interesting to start a discussion on. Please feel free to suggest other questions as well as to only answer certain questions.
What do you think of the concept?
Do you consider yourself a minimalist? Why (not)?
What lengths did you go through to get there, are you on your way there, did you try but didn‘t (want to) get there or did you not even consider it (yet)?
Leading by example:
- It seems to be worth a try, there‘s less stuff you need to search through and need to clean after. Maybe too much on the extrem depending on who you read on. I for one collect magnets from places I‘ve been, football memorobilia and whiskey as well as empty bottles (as decoration I like it; judge me )
- No, although I see the need to get rid of stuff I‘ve not used for ages and have already started getting rid of some stuff.
- I plan on trying it out, but not the IMO very extrem variants. I see the need to get rid of books and movies as well as a good junk of my clothes.