The Minimalists: Less Is Now

The Minimalists: Less Is Now

I love the idea of minimalism, but this is half of a documentary. There are 40 minutes of personal testimonials about how people feel about doing it—which is fine—but why spend so little time talking about the environmental, economic, and moral ramifications of our consumerism? Yeah it makes you unhappy to be a hoarder but what else? If you promote it like every other fad, why choose it? There’s little explanation of the practicality of downsizing other than “just throw out what you don’t use every day!” This ends up feeling like one big ad for the product of “Minimalism™️, now coming to a store near you.”

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