Minimalism Analysis

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“There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.” -Jackie French Koller Minimalism: How Owning Less Can Make Your Life Worth More Minimalism is defined by the Marriam-Webster dictionary as a “style or technique (as in music, literature, or design) that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity” (Marriam-Webster). A minimalist lifestyle has many similar characteristics of the definition of minimalism, yet you can choose the sparingness of material items to something a measure that best fits your lifestyle. In pursuing a life of a minimalist, one must learn to let go of unimportant clutter in their life--materialistic or not --and grasp a better understanding of their own life. Minimalist’s often describe their venture with the minimalist lifestyle as bringing them closer to the things of great importance in their lives, such as family, friends, and nature; rather than focusing on material and emotional baggage that they deem unnecessary in the pursuit of a simple and overall more pleasurable life. In the documentary Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, which was produced in 2016 and directed by Matt D’Avella, a guest speaker and neuroscientist Sam Harris says one of my favorite quotes that I believe explicitly expresses the main idea of the film, and reigns true for American society in modern age. Harris states in the documentary, "You have this thing that you were obsessed about, but then the new

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