Hello, I admire the way you live and think and how you worked hard to have this minimalist life. You give me the motivation to change some things my way to life and to consume. As a girl, I love make up and clothes. From now, I think and I’m asking to myself this question :” Do I really need this lipstick?”.
I’ll do an effort in my way to consume, for the environment, for my purse (of course), and for my self-fulfillment. Thanks a lot to share your point of view, I hope it will touch the most people possible!
Martin Heidegger (2006: 167-178), in deliberately rustic language, paints his picture of the abhorred inauthentic flight from being in the world in terms that are clearly targeted at the consumerist aspects of big city life: idle talk, curiosity, ambiguity which lead to invidious comparison and alienation. What the conservative revolutionaries detested was not only the implication of equality and disappearance of hierarchy – it was also its inconsequential, antiheroic implications. The Catholic/Fascist political theorist Schmitt brings it to the point when he dismisses the spiritual precursors (according to Campbell, 1987) of modern consumerism, the romantics and their dreams:
I am new to this way of living, but am looking forward to the freedom it brings. I have already begun the journey and the feeling of purging the closets and rooms of unnecessary items has been liberating. I haven’t parted with enough “stuff” yet but I am staying with it and ridding my home of unneeded, useless items that I have managed to acquire and which is weighing me down. My only hesitation comes when it’s time to make a decision to rid myself of something of sentimental value. I realize it’s one of the harder things to conquer so I am gradually working my way toward that. Thanks for your post. I enjoyed it so much and it has inspired me to continue on the path.