“It’s clear that the true problems of our Nation are much deeper – deeper than gasoline lines or energy shortages, deeper even than inflation or recession…In a nation that was proud of hard work, strong families, close-knit communities, too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption. Human identity is no longer defined by what one does, but by what one owns. But we’ve discovered that owning things and consuming things does not satisfy our longing for meaning. We’ve learned that piling up material goods cannot fill the emptiness of lives which have no confidence or purpose” – Jimmy Carter
“Love people, use things” – The Minimalists
“The things you own end up owning you.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
“Minimalism: A documentary about the importants things” examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker—all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less [excerpts from Vimeo]. A must watch, and at the very least, a thought provoking piece. Xo, Si-
More info on The Minimalists website.