Tag Archives: minimalism

Story time.

I first read this story on the internet when I was researching minimalism for my own enjoyment. It was a comment on a blog post about minimalism. Here is the link to that page: Minimalism Is The New Consumerism.

And the story:

“There was a man in India who was traveling on a train, and he had all of his possesion in a bag which was sitting in the luggage compartment above him. He was very tired, but couldn’t fall asleep for fear someone would steal everything he owned when he closed his eyes. After hours of fighting to keep his eyes opened he eventually closed his eyes, but shortly after he woke up again realizing he almost fell into a deep sleep. He checked to see if the bag was still there. The bag was gone. He yelled, ‘Thank Goodness! Now I can finally sleep without worrying about that bag.’ “

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Expansion?

How focused topic-wise do I plan on keeping this blog? It is mostly about minimalism for now, but there are other areas I want to write about. Music is topic I am interested in exploring – music as a collection of sounds. This is true for music I create as well as music I listen to on my iTunes or YouTube accounts. What ever happened to Ping? Anyone remember that? Ping?

I love eloquent, minimal language and don’t know why more people enjoy poetry. I see a post about language in the future.

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Questioning.

One of the best things we can do as people is question everything. I feel like this blog is taking a step towards just documenting one insignificant punk’s beliefs. If that’s the case, why not get into religion? People attribute that which they do not know to God, and that which we do not know is drastically decreasing. For this reason, I believe there are more atheists in the world today than any time in the past. However, I treat my beliefs, minimalism, atheism, etc.,, in similar ways; I don’t shove them down people’s throats, unless they ask for it. But back to the topic of questioning, the quest for knowledge and questioning are complimentary. I love to learn new things. TED talks are one of the resources the internet offers in helping me acquire new knowledge. StumbleUpon and iTunes podcasts are others that help me learn. I will make a sample page of videos that will explore the different ideas related to minimalism as well as videos that just have interesting information.

No discussion about the transfer of information would be complete without the mention of social networking. The people who stay on my friends list most likely offer something stimulating to me. I rarely get the “I’m sitting on the patio” status update. I think a whole new post can be generated with this idea.

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