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Minimalism

“When the Gospel of Minimalism Collides With Daily Life”

Not often am I able to quote from the New York Times, but’s here’s a good article in reminder of VS63. “There is also a limit in simple living, and he who fails to understand this falls into an error as great as that of the man who gives way to extravagance.”

Excerpt:

“…. But those who have tried the minimalist way have found that it’s not always as satisfying as design websites and tiny-house blogs insist. For some people, purging did not bring Shangri-La. Like most things, living minimally is more complicated than it may seem. In fact, some people found that their compact homes and minimalist manifestos came with different challenges, and that the trade-offs were not always worth it. Sometimes, they realized, a little more stuff actually brought them immense comfort…..”