Cult of Less

I always say (quoting the movie Fight Club) that the things you own end up owning you and it's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything.

I love the idea of minimalism. I agree with it. I want to be a minimalist myself — even like this guy — but I wonder sometimes how possible that really is.

Having no possessions means perhaps only one camera and very few camera accessories. My boxes of props are entirely in opposition to minimalism. I think I could be a minimalist at home if I had a photo studio where I was not a minimalist.

Also, I have a lot of books, but I actually use many of them. Minimalist thinking means getting rid of a book once you've read it — and I do have some with which that I could do that — but I have a lot of reference books that I use regularly.

I guess I'm not ready to start making a list of all of my possessions, which means I'm still a long way off from the 100 thing challenge, but I've decided that's the direction I want to go.

So who knows? I'll be posting more on the topic as my efforts to reduce go on. Maybe with some luck I'll get to a point where I'm comfortable making a list, even if it's more than 100 things.
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