Minimalism is a movement which has taken the world by storm in the last few years. It started with a couple of regular corporate guys who left well paid jobs in a quest for a simpler more intentional life. Having parted with most of their possessions, they invested their new found time and freedom into writing books, speaking tours and a Netflix documentary and they now speak to millions of people all over the world and minimalism regional groups have sprung up in western countries at apace. The world was ready for their message.
I subscribe to many of these minimalist principles but as with everything, you have to apply it as an individual. So the one thing that I love about the Minimalists is that they don't tell you what to get rid of. They simply say that minimalism is a recipe which they have shared and if it's of value, then take it, use it and apply it to your own life.
To contextualise, Minimalism doesn't mean living in a white box. It means you consider what you value and how you accumulate. It's about doing away with the excess and living with what you need. It's not about throwing away what you value and love, it's discovering what it is you value and doing away with the rest.