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Extreme Green: Living With Just 50 Things

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Can you survive with only 50 things? What would those be?
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I'll tell you guys something; growing up, I had everything. You name it, I had it. My father had great jobs: Real Estate broker, Insurance broker. He gave us the best anyone could have; my mother had mink coats and big diamonds, a massive collection of clothes and expensive shoes. My sister and I had toys upon toys upon toys. We wanted something, we just pointed and we got it.
You would think this lifestyle would put an impression on us very early on that money is everything and our possessions defined who we were. My sister and I are now in our mid 20's, and live the life of minimalists. I can fit everything I own into 3 boxes; and I'm still trying to get down to my bare basics.
My parents wonder how their kids can live without so much or how we could be content with almost nothing when we grew up with everything you could possibly imagine having. Oh, well. Minimalism is a grand lifestyle!
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I want to get to this level. I'm tired of owning stuff.
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I'm not surprised that he has so few things. People must over-consume much too much in USA. SO bad for mental health, & the environment. It's sick.
It's SO sad that so many people want to live in the western world, and think that it will make them happier.
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Seriously...minimalism is not about denying yourself and making life harder on yourself. It's not about focusing on having a certain number of things. It's not about making your family unhappy. Ugh. This guy is why people don't understand minimalism.
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I used to sleep like that, except without the cushioning of carpet underneath. So comfy. I broke and got a bed because of my fiance.
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I think most all Americans could live with a lot less thus preserving our earth for future generations. Like they say,"only in America do people park their $60,000 car out in the driveway, wasting away in the weather, so they can store $600 worth of unused junk in their garages"
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Anything extreme is usually not good in the long run. Finding a happy balance is key to happiness. Minimalism is a great way to live but it's not for everyone. Plus, everybody has their own limits and views on level of minimalism best for their own level of comfort.
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Owning stuff is overrated !!!!
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I am a minimalist and this is where I am headed, once my son is older. I can still live with a lot less. I think it's harder for a female, because we are expected to have a stylish new wardrobe with all the fixin's every week, makeup, hair and the perfect Pottery Barn home. SO not me. This is inspiration.
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Most of us live in the other extreme: consumerism.
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I am down to 160 items, still trying to work towards it. Easily possible, but ofcourse, sacrifices do have to be made.
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I love this, I have become a minimalist and my wife has become a hoarder and it drives me crazy as I'm sure it does her.
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