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Create More, Consume Less

Shaliss
... decades of youth and centuries of silence (c)
"Marketers do a great job convincing us we need more. They establish a void so we will try to fill it. This is no secret.
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For most of us, however, the void has nothing to do with a need to consume more. In fact, the opposite is true: when we consume too much, we experience stress and anxiety and depression, effectively deepening the void. Our possessions possess us. They weigh us down mentally, physically, emotionally, and the void becomes cavernous.

Thus, we need to realize that the real void is on the other side of the equation. The void most of us feel is a creative void. We’ve been so caught up in our consumeristic mindset that we’ve forgotten about our inherent need to create. The solution, then, is to create more and consume less. If we spend more time creating, we will necessarily spend less time consuming. This is how we tip the scales of contentment back in our direction. This is how we solve our individual problems of compulsory consumption and mindless self-indulgence.

So let’s each of us pick one meaningful thing we’d like to create, one thing that will add value to the world, and let’s create it. Let’s fill the real void together.
" (с) www.theminimalists.com/


@темы: go minimal

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2013-04-22 в 17:52 

Drubjak
Искать смысл жизни в других склонны те, кто не способен достучаться до своего сердца.
When I read it first, but I thought those ideas come from the "marginal utility" background. Only after I saw reference in the end I have realized that it is minimalist stuff :D
I mean, it is all good deal, but for me personally, as long as you are a sensible person that can control personal wants and needs, you can always decide what sort of goods are acceptable for your individual thoughts. This minimalist deal reminds me those artist that were making their great paintings in suffering and pain in order to see the world in the most primitive, basic or even distorted way. While I personally know on my own what sort of goods I deny from myself, 'coz sometimes I feel myself some kinda a slave of the contemporary mass market consumption and I really try to deny myself from this. (omg). For sure, there is always a probability that Im sick-minded lol.. Certainly, I know nothing about art or minimalist movement, therefore it all just remains my humble opinion. (:

2013-04-22 в 18:14 

Shaliss
... decades of youth and centuries of silence (c)
This minimalist deal reminds me those artist that were making their great paintings in suffering and pain in order to see the world in the most primitive, basic or even distorted way

What artist? I guess, I never heard of it))

Minimalist movement is very simple and is just about rational attitude towards consuming. At least people I usually quote here mean this and nothing more. One of the followers even uses her own "minsumerism" term to describe this way of thinking. I quote it to remind myself that I make my best to understand and improve my life and I really get the beauty of simplicity now :rolleyes:

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2013-04-22 в 19:15 

Drubjak
Искать смысл жизни в других склонны те, кто не способен достучаться до своего сердца.
Shaliss, Yeah, there was such a polish artist Bekinski, Im pretty fan of him, his way of life was pretty simple, he was always drinking one sort of drink and eating one sort of meal. I guess, his attitude towards cloth and anything else in his life was pretty minimalist, except painting certainly (His works) ... Probably I assumed minimalism too controversial with the points brought above. While your thoughts look clear. (:

Sorry for some misunderstanding.. Really appreciated.

2013-04-22 в 19:34 

Shaliss
... decades of youth and centuries of silence (c)
Drubjak, ah, sure I know this artist, his works are incredible! I somehow remember that he actually makes an impression of a nice guy if you just look at the photo but these pictures contain so much sorrow, pain and destructive images that I maybe can hardly imagine what was going in his head. But anyway it always looks gorgeous.

I love the darkness that brings catharsis. In every kind of art, music as well.

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