The Minimalists, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus once said : “How can you life be better with less? ”
In our consumerism driven society, we are told that having more is better, that we will be happier if we buy the latest gadget, the latest TV, or anything they are trying to sell us.
But it’s not true. You’ll probably feel great for about 10 minutes having the latest gadget and then you’ll want more. more of that “happiness”, more of that pride of having the latest and greatest.
We also want to keep up with the Joneses, to have greater stuff than our neighbor, or to brag about our car, even though we can’t afford it.
As I learned about minimalism, I said OK, I don’t want to buy more and more because it doesn’t make me happier. I was constantly buying stuff and I wasn’t feeling good about myself. my financial balance was going low so fast, I was living paycheck to paycheck and let me tell you, it’s no way to live.
One day I said enough. What do you want in life? Travel the world. That’s it. Now you have to save up for that project of yours. Let’s see how you can reduce your expenses. I took a hard look at my balance and I said : oh! I can cut that from my budget.
what are the pro and cons of the minimalism lifestyle ?
- saving a lot of money, not buying stuff you don’t need.
- having the freedom to choose the life you want
- having a clear mind and being more focused on the things you love
- spending more quality time with the people you love
- not worrying about money or keeping up with the Joneses all the time
- they are a lot of definitions of minimalism : everyone has a different one
- Some people will judge you, they might not understand
- Some people will definitely be saying that you are not a minimalist to their eyes
- you might be called crazy