Some movements in recent years have taken off for many different reasons but a big one of course are how powerful social media has become. That and in the rise of the internet have made it so much easier for us to share, infect and become infected by things that we have the most passion for. Of course, some passions are much easier to pass on, share and help spread than others. I think minimalism is one of those.
There has maybe not been a worldwide movement towards minimalism in the same way that green/environmental groups have achieved on even on a national level with movies or best selling books. I do however think that on the internet, minimalism has continued to become better known, discussed more and those that start living by this philosophy see so much change and so many benefits that they often become very vocal about it.
I am probably newer to all of this than many of you as I started becoming serious about it less than 2 years ago and as for many other things in life, the better I become about living by a minimalist lifestyle, the more benefits I have been able to see and the more convinced I have became. In fact, it’s only in the past 6 months or so that I truly started to introduce friends and family to minimalism and a couple of months ago that I started writing on this incredible blog.
What About You?
When and how did you get introduced to minimalism and have you been sharing what it’s all about? What is the top benefit?