“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.” ― Steve Maraboli
Why is minimalism appealing to so many people?
Because it grants freedom. It’s a way of living fearlessly, without caring what other people think.
Minimalists choose to live free and happy lives. Shedding our need to always buy more, enables us to live a life we want.
We’re not chained to a job we hate because we need the paycheck to cover the rent, or luxury purchases. We can live without it!
We’re not scared or ashamed of not being able to afford something. We don’t need fancy cars or designer perfume to feel validated. We’re not scared of having our houses repossessed, or having to pawn jewellery, because we only buy what we need and can afford, so don’t get ourselves into such situations.
We’re not afraid to challenge the social norms. We live the life we choose, not one that we’re told we’re ‘supposed to’ live.
We enjoy spending time with the people who matter most to us, not spending money. We pursue our interests and hobbies, cultivate our curiosity about this beautiful world, and fulfill our dreams.
We want to make a difference. We refuse to live a sad existence, wasting our talents on things that don’t matter. Everyone has something special to offer, if only everyone was brave enough to find it and follow through.
You only live once. Minimalists aren’t scared by that. In fact, we embrace it.
We’re not scared to live life to the fullest. We’re grateful for everything we already have. No matter what happens, we’ll make the most of it. That’s why we live happy lives.
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