Minimalism, a documentary about the important things

During the holiday break, I watched the Minimalism documentary recently released on Netflix. I highly, highly, recommend you watch it.

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“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.



6 thoughts on “Minimalism, a documentary about the important things

  1. Love this so much! I plan on decluttering this year, so this comes at a perfect time. Will watch this this weekend.

  2. Such a good documentary, watched it just recently! In the new year I have started decluttering my belongings, my life, my mind. Especially regarding my shopping habits I want to be more minimalistic and buy less. Invest more in high quality and timeless pieces. I have found three interesting brands, which I think are worth looking at. A US/Chilean brand called MadebyVoz (empowering chilean women and traditional craftsmenship), the Berlin based label CRUBA (local production, high quality materials) and this dutch designer (minimalistic, timeless cuts).

  3. I listened to this: yesterday.
    It’s very interesting and related to this (in my mind). It’s basicly a long ad for a course on managing money, but what they say rings true to me and I think lies at the base of todays consumerism (that they also discuss).
    A worthwhile thing to think about. I hope a change in our societies attitude comes soon!!!

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