The anti-shopping principle
Most minimalists take a measured approach to their possessions. Rationally and responsibly, they buy things only when necessary, and they cull their belongings thoughtfully so that the things they own 1. reflect who they are in a way that’s relevant and useful and 2. contribute meaningfully to the fabric of their lives.
This means that they don’t go shopping very often. It’s sort of an anti-shopping principle–and when they do go shopping, they buy from small, ethically run businesses. It’s all about voting with their wallets.
I, in my magnificence, take this a step further.
My gal pals hang out with me a lot less frequently than they used to.