"Lately, I’ve been thinking about the different flavors of minimalism.
For example, take “simple living”. “Simple living” encompasses everything from reducing clutter in your home to making your own soap.
Then there’s “extreme minimalism”, which ranges from challenging yourself to see how few items you need to live to voluntary homelessness.
Some people practice minimalism for themselves, some practice minimalism for the environment, and some practice minimalism for both.
And for some, their views of being minimalist are almost religious. Many times, this comes with the belief that there is only one “right” way to be minimalist.
There are as many “right” ways to be minimalist as there are people. Sorry, but there is no lifestyle that fits every situation and every person’s unique set of experiences.
So I thought I’d write a mini-manifesto, including not only what being minimalist means to me but also what it means to you. Or, at least, what it means to people you might enjoy having coffee with.