In Western culture owning stuff i prized in and of itself, but there are still people out there who don’t see ownership of things as a way to define themselves. Andrew Hyde is one of those people and he has a good rundown of what it’s like.
Minimalism is equally easy as it is boring to do. What shirt today? The one I didnâ€™t wear yesterday. â€œHow tough is it for you?â€ You mean, to pick the shirt I didnâ€™t wear yesterday? Once you get used to simplicity, the complex normality others have becomes the audacious thing.
The first question someone asks me when I tell them about the project is â€œHow do you define something you own?â€ Great question, but that is a lie. The first question is always â€œDo you do laundry? How many pairs of underwear?â€ Iâ€™ll never get a strangerâ€™s obsession with my knickers, but that is *always* question #1. Question #2 is the â€œWhat do you own?â€ countdown, which is both fun and annoying to answer.