"A minimalist values quality, not quantity, in all forms . . . And so I began going through each room of my house, searching for one item to throw or give away. It wasn’t life-changing, but it was a start. With each room I began to realize that many of the things I had purchased with such anticipation and fanfare had quickly been relegated to a dark corner of the closet as their novelty wore off, never to be touched again. I knew that possessions didn’t equal happiness, but it was apparent that I had been learning this lesson over and over again for the past several years. Each small step towards a life of less felt like a powerful blow to what had become a vicious cycle."
Christ said it this way: "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"