On minimalism

Aim to have the least you can possibly have at any given time. Buy, hear, and pay attention only to what is necessary. By obtaining more, you become responsible for more, and there are few good reasons to complicate your life. Material possessions cannot and will not ever change who you are—”don’t go mistaking paradise for that home across the road.”* Your love for material belongings probably stems from your passion for change, but you can always achieve change with many of the same things. If you do have to obtain something new, get rid of the old as quickly as you can to relieve yourself of the burden of having both. Possessions are timely—learning to live with nothing is as old as time itself. Left only with your body and your mind, what else are you to improve? What else are you to change, other than yourself?

*Listen to The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest” by Bob Dylan.