Think-Back-On-It Thursday #7 - Non-Conformity

Now that I've written almost 490 posts for Maximum Gratitude Minimal Stuff, I'm in the process of revising my older writing.  And some of those older posts are quite useful.

But many of you are newer readers and have never seen posts that were written in 2018, 2019, or even last summer or fall.  And if you've been a faithful reader for quite a while (thank you, by the way), you've probably forgotten.  I wrote the stuff, and I've forgotten parts of it!

It's worth visiting what we've written, read, or thought before, as both a reminder and for new insights.  So on selected Thursdays, instead of posting new content, I'm going to direct you toward posts of the past that I think are worth a re-read.

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Minimalism should be more mainstream than it is.  After all, we're all looking for happiness.  And minimalism is about removing what you don't need and what gets in the way so you have more room, time, money, and energy for what you really care about – what's going to make you happiest.

In spite of that, minimalism remains counter-cultural.  Since we live in a society dominated by consumerism, the idea of seeking less is weird, no matter how much more focus and satisfaction it promises.

So the posts I've chosen for today are all about non-conformity.  Broaden your thinking and see what inspires you.

Why You Should Rethink the American Dream, from September 18, 2020

Life in a small apartment can bring more ease, contentment, stability, connection, and financial freedom than home ownership.  Could this choice be right for you?

How Working Less Can Help You Accomplish Essential Tasks, from August 17, 2020

To find more productivity and satisfaction, as well as less stress and frustration, try working less.  When you focus your attention and talents, you get a better result.

When You Want It NOW: How to Slow Down for More Peace, from February 1, 2021

A fast-forward life isn't pleasant.  We're pushy, anxious, and angry, and relationships suffer from the rush.  Here's how to learn patience and calm in a world addicted to speed.

How to Keep Your Friends from Enjoying the Benefits of Minimalism, from October 19, 2020

Minimalism may have improved your life, but trying to nag, push, or guilt someone into decluttering will only drive a wedge.  Here's what you can do instead.

Why It's Good to Be Weird, from May 28, 2021

If you want to be "normal," then overspending and debt will be permanent features of your life.  But you might be happier if you choose differently.  Here are eight areas to consider.


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