After my popular post with some humorous thoughts about minimalism I want to throw some more controversial thought into the mess and thus this post was born.
About the meaning of minimalism and what comes after you’ve done all the decluttering and is minimalism really the way to make you happy.
I have a feeling that there is a big elephant in the room that many minimalist bloggers seem to ignore for the greater good of writing yet another post about getting rid of the stuff in your garage, so let’s get the big elephant into the room:
Minimalism does not make us happy. It never will. It simply can not make you happy. How would it be able to make you happy when all that minimalism does is focus on stuff?
Didn’t we just learn that stuff doesn’t make us happy?Isn’t that what Minimalism is supposed to teach us?
Why do we then expect to become happy when we follow a minimalist lifestyle? Everything, the point of it all has to be about the things that follow after we’ve achieved that state of Minimalism.
This is by no means to belittle the efforts of thousands of people who are joining Minimalism and who are busy with decluttering, it’s just a reminder to look at what’s next and to not mistake Minimalism for the answer to all your problems.
Because it’s not.