I am kinda halfway between. Have the land, grow 40% of what we eat - including the eggs... But it is now time to reduce the inevitable collection of crap that comes with staying in any place for 30 years...I`m surprised at how many people actually enjoy what is portrayed to be "Minimalism".
IMO owning few items is anything BUT minimalistic.
The common theme in the thread is: Own less, easier to travel.
Well you might own less, but you consume more, no?
What about eating?
You dont produce any food if you dont own land or at least some sort of farm plot (terrace garden?).
Everything comes to you by trucks, cars, trains, ships etc.
Is that minimal? What part of it is minimal and not consumerist?
The eggs you had for breakfast came with 20kg of CO2 and who knows what else.
Is that minimal?
Whats more minimalistic? Having land with some chicks, going outisde to get a few eggs, or having X number of people raise chickens, collect eggs, inspect eggs, deliver eggs etc.
There is nothing minimalistic in owning few items while keeping your lifestyle at max consumerism.
For me, its all about owning proper items that minimize your impact.
I think thats the true meaning of minimalism.
And no, I dont consider myself a minimalist, and NO owning 3 pairs of jeans instead of 12, doesnt make you a minimalist either.
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