Matt D’Avella is a YouTuber who also directed the Minimalist’s first documentary. He recently posted a video I watched titled “Is Minimalism Dead?” I wanted to share my thoughts on the video. Minimalism As a Trend and Buzzword Matt comments on how the idea of Minimalism became a trending buzzword. Perhaps around the time, the documentary came out. He further discusses the life cycle of trends. Matt quotes Malcolm Gladwell how trends start and stop. Discussing the rules of trends, Matt ties in how Minimalism came into the trending life cycle. Matt concludes the video with his thoughts on Minimalism being a long-term trend that will eventually come back and sustain itself. How living an intentional life will be a trend, with rampant consumerism and everyone looking to live happier and more fulfilled lives. Am I a Minimalist? Is My Partner? I identify with many labels. Minimalist is one of…
Assisting Low-Income Earners: The Tweet that started this post
I recently connected with a few FIRE folks on Twitter in an elongated discussion about how to best assist low-income earners. The example stated in the thread was a single mom of 3 making $10.68/hour working 60 hours 6 days per week making a gross income of around $33,000 by @Makerealcents.
Those engaged in the thread agreed that more needs to be done to assist low-income earners, as this is something, I am passionate about. When I started my FI journey I was making about $10.50 plus benefits, working 40 hours a week.
INTENTIONALITY & CORE VALUES
The power of intentionality, is nothing short of amazing. In my opinion it is the key to happiness. Live an intentional life focused on your core values & beliefs and be happy.
Almost anything can be seen as negative, an obstacle, nothing ever going according to plan. This line of thinking can lead to a vicious spiral of negativity. A surefire way to remain in a cycle of unhappiness, and unfulfillment. There is always something in life to be grateful and always something to be sad about. Mindset is a powerful control.