This is probably a foolish topic idea given that most of us likely came here or stayed here because of a connection to material things (in this instance, clothing). Regardless, I'm curious if anyone here has ever or currently lives a minimalistic lifestyle. Even a few years ago, the concept seemed absurd to me. What sort of freak doesn't want to own lots of great material possessions? I've changed my stance a lot since then, especially during the last year. I don't think I could go full-on minimalist (i.e. be able to fit all of my possessions into a couple of bags). I do think I could go with a minimalist-esque lifestyle, though. I've had the realization that collecting most things were usually just pleasant distractions. My happiest stretches in my life are invariably tied to people and experiences and not the accumulation of things. That isn't to say I haven't found joy in acquiring certain things. But more often than not, the joy hasn't been sustainable and has only generated a stronger want to gain more. I'm just 25, but I've already been in a couple of bad spots financially when I shouldn't have been due to dedicating too much money to the accumulation of things. I've spent the last year really hacking away at the amount of things I own. I've cut my DVD collection in half, made countless trips to the Goodwill drop-off station, thrown away bags and bags of stuff, etc. Anyone else like this or been through a similar lifestyle shift?