The less you have and do, the more you will feel free.
A Minimalist’s Train of Thought
Less money spent means more money saved
More money saved means the longer you can live in financial peace and security
Financial peace and security comes from owning less
Less stuff owned means less to carry around, move or have to travel with
Less responsibility for your stuff also means less maintenance and more time
The more time you have, the more relaxed you will feel
The more relaxed you are, the less you will care about stuff
If you care less about stuff, it means you’ll care less about image
If you care less about image, you will care more about experiences and memories
If you care more about experiences and memories, you will be happier with less
If you are happier with less, you’ll never want or need for more
The less you want or need for more, the more you will feel free
This is by no means a post to make you give away everything and live with only a cup and a mat on the floor, but that is what minimalism in its essence means to me.
I am not an extreme minimalist, I’d consider myself moderate, but minimalism (as is with most things in life) is relative to those around you.
To you, I might be extreme. To others, I’m moderate, even a light minimalist.