A minimalist lifestyle renounced at first glance, especially the desire for consumption and associated status symbols. That is precisely in times of economic crisis and Europe followed this trend increases, it seems only logical. The “generation” earns little and looks at the basis of current work situation skeptical in the future.A lot of money for an excessive life is not left. Why not create a new life that does not make possession of hip? But this impression is deceptive.
The philosophy of the Cult of Less
Influence the current situation on the development towards a minimalist lifestyle can not be disputed. Just like the continuing depression of our lives is equally if not more, determined by the digital age. Nowadays it is possible to digitize everything, even digital memories seem more tangible than on old developed photos, rotting in a dusty crate in the back corner of the cupboard in the storeroom. We have music as MP3, no more than CDs, movies we watch online on-demand video sites to read, there are only e-books or online news. In short – all we need is a computer.
get rid of unnecessary ballast
Platzverschwendende and sell or give away originals but there should be an easy task. In the new minimalism, however, concerns more than just cleaning up and decluttering. Say goodbye to the old items that are rarely used or not, sets the beginning in order to create order in their lives. The Cult of LessIs more synonymous with the concentration on the essentials, for defining personal goals and eradicating all obstacles that can distract and discourage. And is the only correct one study of eBay from 2008 but that we will not be using 80 percent of the things we possess. So why hold it if they mean to us, not much?
The newly created space, the time gained should be filled sense, otherwise one wishes the remote stopgap back all too quickly. This is the real challenge on a minimalist lifestyle – apply the force and to spare no effort to pursue long-held passions, dreams and goals to meet and satisfy new or old hobbies, apart from television and game console are. A definition of “Back to the really important” in this case describes the detachment of general ideas is what's right, the renunciation of the consumer culture that tries to dictate what is in trend and should be purchased, and thus the liberation of hazardous pressure and stress. We have forgotten in today's society often look after our own needs and ask if we need something really, because the demand is no longer determined by need or a necessity, but by constantly changing range.
The 100 Thing Challenge
: The attempt to reduce
Extreme minimalistsAre limited to the possession of 15 things: In addition to a computer and clothes give them more knives, forks, spoons and a plate of her own. So to survive, however, also means spending a lot of money to feed themselves out of house and spend too much time to wash clothes every day to ensure clean clothes. Whether you are still here can focus on other things, remains questionable. The approach often advocated for greater sustainability and environmental awareness, to reduce the attempts with fewer belongings and their carbon footprint is, in this way certainly not followed.