But I must add here a disclaimer. That I have no kids myself. And though I often advocate an extreme minimalist lifestyle, I recognize, that with kids it’s probably best you don’t live homeless. Doing so alone, the dangers are enough. From which kids should be guarded at all costs, any dangers at-all.
But that is not to say, that with kids you can’t survive simply, with very little like a minimalist. You can, certainly. I’m positive—only speculating. Though I do have nieces and nephews, and plenty of young cousins afterall. So I do know something of the nature of children.
And their nature is like anyone’s. Connection they crave most of all, kids. And at their most basic level, they need fed of course, kept warm, with plenty of sleep.
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I divide millennials into 2 categories. There’s conservative millennials. Who went to university, got nice corporate jobs. These are the majority.
And then there’s everyone else—minimalist millennials, I call these, even if they’ve not yet turned minimalists. And it’s these who are so drawn to minimalism. Because for the most part, they are poor already.
If you’re a millennial, and you’ve not attended university and received a degree, it’s very difficult you’ll find a job that pays much. Or maybe luckily you have found a job that pays well. In which case then, you’ve joined the ranks of those other millennials, those conservative millennials. Because you are comfortable now, living-off of that same system your parents lived—the 9-to-5 drudgery.
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Who wants less stuff—possessions? Stuff is good. It makes life so much more bearable, and enjoyable. It makes life so much more comfortable.
But I disagree.
It’s not stuff we need to live a good life. Which is the goal afterall, to live a good life, to pass our time here on Earth as goodly as possible. But it’s in fact stuff—junk—which most distracts us from living a good life.
That’s not to say, that with a bunch of stuff, you can’t live a good life. You can, certainly. Why not? But having a bunch of stuff is more an hindrance—a distraction—to living a good life. Especially if you already believe you’re not living a good life—searching for change perhaps, how to begin living like a minimalist, for example.
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