Rinaldo Fowler

Minimalism has its limits

2021-01-29

Minimalism is not an end in itself. It's an optimization tool.

I focus on managing dependency.

If I sell my frying pan, I don't need to store or maintain it. But now I have to eat food that can be made without a frying pan or pay for someone to cook it. I've traded my dependency on a physical object for a different dependency.

In the first case, on a less diverse diet. In the second, the need for additional income.

What are you optimizing for? Joy? Peace of mind? Mobility?