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  1. I will say that the longer we quietly do this, giving out the same, kind explanation, the more others seem to pause and think about it, even conveying guilt that they have not attempted to consider similarly (for the climate). That. Is. Priceless.

  2. Hi, I’m Michelle, a relatively new vegan and aspiring minimalist. I loved the article but IMHO the fact that minimalism is good for the environment should be listed at the top!

  3. Thank you Michael for this; I can relate to just about everything you mentioned. Especially the part about sometimes feeling lonely with friends who don’t share the same values or interest in minimalism.
    (Maybe in time…) In the meantime, I have the support of helpful websites such as yours!

  4. Thank you so much. Every item that I donate frees my spirit. Someone is always there who needs what I don’t need. I’m embracing minimalism and it’s having an impact on me. Even in being more particular when I go to the supermarket-what is good for me and what is good for Mother Earth?
    Thank you, Michael. I love this site.

  5. Minimalism increases your free time. You spend less time shopping for things (you don’t really need) and have more time to pursue your interests or investigate new hobbies.

  6. Thank you Michael for another deeply thoughtful and balanced article. I am always inspired by your thoughts and encouraged to re evaluate my situation in relation to minimalism and life in general. I particularly value your reminder about the benefits of a minimalist lifestyle, that it’s not just about being virtuous and having less stuff but about the very tangible mental, emotional (and spiritual )benefits that one can experience.

  7. Loved your honesty ,so refreshing , like you almost were saying “”Go Home if your going to judge my lack of Stuff “!