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Japan: #minimalists

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In 1899, Edwin Way Teale wrote,
. . . “Reduce the complexity of life,
. . . by eliminating the needless wants of life, and
. . . the labors of life,
. . . reduce themselves.”

This philosophy has taken form in recent years,
. . . as ‘minimalism,’
. . . a growing movement of young people around the world,
. . .who want nothing to do with acquiring material possessions,
. . . but would rather spend their:
. . . . . . money,
. . . . . . time, and
. . . . . . effort,
. . . on things that they truly enjoy.

The goal is not just de-cluttering,
. . . but re-evaluating what possessions mean.
For some it is about gaining time,
. . . to concentrate on other aspects of their lives.

Example, Fumio Sasaki,
. . . a 36-year-old book editor,
. . . lives in a single-room apartment in Tokyo with:
. . . . . . 3 shirts,
. . . . . . 4 pairs of pants,
. . . . . . 4 pairs of socks, and
. . . . . . a few other belongings.

2-2-2018 Source:  Japan: #Minimalists


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