This is my setup. Very #minimal,
ain't it? #minimalism
is a lifestyle that's very near and dear to my heart. A while ago, I used to spend money ravenously, and I'd never feel satisfied. I bought anything and everything that I thought would make me feel good, but that's just the thing about materialism: you THINK it'd feel good to buy something, but once you have it, that desire for it disappears instantly. The itch you had goes away and you're left with nothing but emptiness. Greed never leads to happiness, and, in the worst case, it will lead you down a path to selfishness. That's what happened to me.
Fast forward to today, I'm a minimalist. But what does that even mean? It means that whenever I want something, I ask myself, "But do I NEED it?" 9/10 times, the answer is a solid, "Nope, I just really, really want it." In that case, I don't even bother buying it, and, not surprisingly, my greed for it goes away over time. That truly means that I never really needed it, and, guess what? I don't feel so empty anymore 😊
To be a minimalist means to choose the path with most meaning and not rely on empty gods. Don't cast your happiness on objects. Put your faith in your abilities to make smart and controlled decisions. The more you're in control of you, the happier you'll be.