It started back in 2016 when I watched “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things”. It “examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life” theminimalists.com/film. My mind opened to a world that we all live in, which I could relate to instantly.
The moment I saw the Black Friday rush clips, where an adult woman is fighting with another adult woman – material possessions. One of whom was a mum; her child had also picked up a box – so they had two “must have things”. The other women had other ideas and snatched it from the hands of the child. First world problems. The need, want and desire of worthless crap lead this woman to act irrationally. Why? Society, marketers, powerful advertising has forced this woman to think she must have it. She really doesn’t. She is fighting a child, a mum over worthless stuff. It wasn’t until I had watched the documentary a couple of times that I saw this. I saw it in like slow-motion. One that I had to rewind and watch again to be certain I had witnessed it. Shocking.
This one clip resonated with me. It made me realise that my life has got to change. This is my journey to a worthwhile, happier, (negative)stress free life.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope this is worthwhile for you.