Plain Living of the Stoics, the Original Minimalists

Plain Living of the Stoics, the Original Minimalists

The idea that minimalism is self-deprivation is, I believe, incorrect.  Self-deprivation has been around for millennia, starting with the ancient ascetics who owned nothing but a threadbare wrap and a begging bowl.  The idea was to give up everything and to suffer, to use suffering as a way to enlightenment.  Suffering is not the point of minimalism.  What good is minimalism if it does not […]

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