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The anti-shopping principle

January 15, 2011

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.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. January 15, 2011 8:22 am

    You are indeed a maximal minimalist.

  2. January 15, 2011 9:22 am

    lol! There are certain stores that make me feel that way…

  3. January 15, 2011 10:45 am

    I hear you. What is really needed then is a lightweight ax, which fits in a handbag and still provides maximum damage… so one is always ready when the anti-shopping-feeling hits.

  4. January 15, 2011 6:58 pm

    Thanks for the comment on my blog! I’ve post my first response to the daily/weekly challenge now and appreciate the support. (Also changed my theme for an added boost but I don’t think it fits your minimalist ideals hehe)

  5. January 15, 2011 7:53 pm

    Let’s try to stick with law abiding minimalism.

  6. January 15, 2011 9:25 pm

    You are the yin to my yang, oh minimalistic one. That doesn’t necessarily mean I am a maximalist (is that even a thing?), as I am not messy. I’m just um… brimming. 🙂 Thanks for bringing me really frickin’ funny balance to my needy self!

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