I decided to watch the first Minimalism Documentary by the Minimalists and write my analysis of my thoughts after watching it a few times and why I seemed to enjoy it so much and how to apply the principles in my life.
Love People and Use Things, The Opposite Never Works.”
-Josh, The Minimalists
It’s stated in the film that we fill a void in ourselves to buy our way to happiness. We are told to keep buying things from advertising and we keep listening as we are told. But the joy of things eventually wears off, so we upgrade and inflate our lifestyle to try and fill that void of happiness that we believe stuff will bring us. We try to keep up with the Joneses, because we see them happy with their houses, cars, their gigantic pile of stuff. Online shopping gives us access to 24 hour shopping as simple as one click or a few more.