Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Minimalists

It seems we're not the only ones waking up to the realization that the media is attempting to pump us full of the need for "stuff". You can see an interesting interview on minimalism with On Point Radio here, but be warned that it could be dangerous to watch it if you're not already on board with the concepts.

You can also read some of my older posts on the subject:

Stuff and Such

Small Spaces

Stuff

This Holiday Season I really challenge you to be daring - buck the trend. Do something to help others instead of buying junk you don't need with money you don't have for people who don't want it and in fact most of the time don't care. Be brave and you just might find the holidays are actually enjoyable instead of stressful.


More resources:

http://www.theminimalists.com/expert/

http://www.theminimalists.com/fired/

Nano houses

12 Reasons why you would be happier in a smaller house

The Tiny House


5 comments:

Allan S said...

I agree with your minimilist views. The wife and I have begun cutting back on "stuff" a couple of years ago in preparation to moving onboard in two years and it is great not being enslaved to debt and banks. Especially banks. It was hard getting out of that instant gratifacation mind set but we did, except for our daughters tuition. happy sailing!

SailFarLiveFree said...

Just noticed the condo for sale in your sidebar...woohoo! You'll soon be set free the landlubber lifestyle.

Deb said...

No bites on the condo yet at all. We'll see...

Mike McGuire said...

Very good stuff! So much of this is "right on." We're still three years away from setting sail, but we've already begun scaling back, buying less and really embracing the minimal culture.

Sort of reminds me of a post titled Alternative Economic Culture I recently wrote on my blog.

Mike
www.Siochana.us

Kyra and Rick said...

We're on the same wavelength - even after living on our boat for nearly 6 years and cruising for over 1, we are always "purging" - the funny thing is once you get rid of stuff - you forget why you wanted it so badly in the first place... :)