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Minimalism is removing ideas that don't work, and improving on those ideas that do.
"I had an idea that I wanted this thing, and I would use this thing, but that idea didn't work out, so I am getting rid of this thing; no harm no foul; just moving on to the next idea"
As Antoine de Saint-Exupery said:
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
This treatise on minimalism is excessively non minimalistic.
Ideas don't capture the full spectrum of ways we can live minimally. A few examples I've personally seen used are digital minimalism, materialistic minimalism and minimalism relating to relationships.
Minimalism is removing things that don't work, and improve on those things that do.
Ideas are relatively 'easy' to dispose of, but physical things are harder. I can't countenance throwing away something of value, so I have to find someone who will make use of the object, and then either give it away or sell it. It's a lot of work to find homes for the unwanted, so nowadays I just stop bringing physical things into my life if it can be avoided.
This limerick has far too many syllables, Its rhyme and its metre remind me of dribbles, But to make it more minimal, Would really be criminal, ‘nd r’m’v’ng th’ v’w’ls j’st l’ks t’rr’bl’!
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