Minimalism is a tool that can assist you in finding freedom. Freedom from fear. Freedom from worry. Freedom from overwhelm. Freedom from guilt. Freedom from depression. Freedom from the trappings of the consumer culture we’ve built our lives around. Real freedom.
That doesn’t mean there’s anything inherently wrong with owning material possessions. Today’s problem seems to be the meaning we assign to our stuff: we tend to give too much meaning to our things, often forsaking our health, our relationships, our passions, our personal growth, and our desire to contribute beyond ourselves. Want to own a car or a house? Great, have at it! Want to raise a family and have a career? If these things are important to you, then that’s wonderful. Minimalism simply allows you to make these decisions more consciously, more deliberately. – The Minimalists
You were told to spend money and buy things to keep up with the rest of America. You have succeeded in doing some of that. Can things make you happy, fill the void? Or is your life cluttered and complicated?
There is a rule that some people say they use: If you haven’t used it in the past year – get rid of it. So much of what we have is NEW – not USED. We buy things to have things, but we don’t need those things and we often don’t use those things. It may be time to take stock of what we have and start giving things away – and stop buying things like that. There is money to be made on eBay.