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A New Philosophy of Living: The Principles of Minimalism and Simplicity

https://letsreachsuccess.com/2013/06/20/a-new-philosophy-of-living/

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A New Philosophy of Living: The Principles of Minimalism and Simplicity
Minimalism started as an art and design movement in the 1960s and turned into a philosophy of life in the next decades. More and more people are choosing to live that way because they are fed up with the consuming and materialistic side of today's society and living.

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Main views of the philosophy of minimalism

  • Less is More.
  • Eliminate the Unessential.
  • Live in the Moment.
  • Organize your time and set meaningless activites aside.
  • Purpose: have a direction, to discover your passion and pursue it, to define your goals, dreams, and desires.
  • Individualism. Grow as an individual, take your own decisions, follow your path, choose for yourself and don’t try to answer other people’s expectations.

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