We all need some stuff. Many of us have taken it too far, though: the average American household contains more than 300,000 possessions.
But consumption isn’t the problem—compulsory consumption is. Purchasing more stuff to make us happy—adhering to a broken template—is the real issue.
The solution is to consume deliberately—to ignore the inane advertisements so we can determine what we need based on our lives, not on what we’ve been told.
We’re all different: what we need is different for each of us.
Subscribe to The Minimalists via email.