Minimalism is Occam’s Razor applied to stuff

Occam’s Razor is broadly speaking a way of scientific reasoning which says that the simplest answer to a problem is usually the best. In my opinion minimalism is the Razor applied to stuff.

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Enough is best

In the West our consumer society tends to value chasing more and more stuff as if each new thing adds more and more value to our lives. But when we really think about it, it doesn’t. Really what we need to do is query exactly what we need in our lives, what stuff actually improves our lives and what stuff is just unnecessary doo-dads that we buy because everybody else has one or because it’s the latest thing.

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