Is "less" truly "more"? Can greater happiness and fulfillment in life be found in rejecting consumerism and stripping away unnecessary belongings, simplifying our lifestyle and freeing ourselves from the "rat race"?
Increasing numbers of people are answering "yes" to these questions and embracing a philosophy and lifestyle known as minimalism. They're downsizing their homes, donating their unused possessions and tuning out the drumbeat of marketing messages that tell consumers that true happiness lies in the latest gadget, a bigger home and a trendy new vehicle.
In this episode, Greg & Ben dig into Minimalism, exploring the roots of a trend that is exploding in popularity. In doing so, their conversation spawns some powerful personal epiphanies and new commitments to embracing a more minimalist mindset for themselves.
For their buzz-worthy hot topics, Ben talks about temporary tattoos that turn people into wearables and Greg discusses Disney's prototype room that allows you to charge your device wirelessly in a "safe, ubiquitous manner." Allegedly. ;)
Links and Articles:
10 Reasons Why Minimalism is Growing (Becoming Minimalist)
Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (MinimalismFilm.com)
What is the Tiny House Movement? (TheTinyLife.com)
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo (Amazon)
MIT's DuoSkin turns temporary tattoos into on-skin wearables (TechCrunch)
Disney Research Builds Prototype Living Room with "Safe, Ubiquitous Wireless Power" (MacRumors)
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