I have one bag of clothes, one backpack with a computer, iPad, and phone. I have zero other possessions.
Today I have no address. At this exact moment I am sitting in a restaurant and there’s no place for me to go to lie down.
By tonight I will find a place to lie down. Will that be my address? Probably not.
Am I minimalist? I don’t know. I don’t care. I don’t like that word. I live the way I like to live no matter what label it has.
At any moment, you are exactly where you want to be, for better or worse.
A lot of people get minimalism confused.This story is from James Altucher's website. He let us run it after we asked nicely.
It’s not necessarily a good way to live. Or a free way to live for many people. It’s just the way I like to live.
I like to be a wanderer. Without knowing where I am going to end up. To explore with no goal. To love without expectation.
For now. Maybe not for later. Maybe not yesterday.
“Does minimalism mean not having a lot of possessions?”
No, not at all. I think minimalism means having as little as you require. That means different things to everyone.
For me, having little means I don’t have to think about things that I own.
My brain is not so big. So now I can think about other things. I can explore other ways of living more easily. Read the rest “How minimalism brought me freedom and joy”