“Fixing A Cracked Mirror With A Hammer.”

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We’ve spent the week sharing various insights into the economy and the importance of consumption to maintaining the GDP, and while that’s true, what’s also just as relevant is the movement toward spending more mindfully and with a minimalist approach. This excerpt from a smart post written by a couple of guys we know (who are founders of the aptly titled, ‘the minimalists’ blog) sums it up perfectly. “Using consumerism to stimulate the economy is like fixing a cracked mirror with a hammer. It only worsens the problem. Yes, trade is an important part of any society. Circumventing consumerism, however, doesn’t imply that minimalists sidestep commerce. Rather, minimalism is predicated on intentionality, which means we spend our money more deliberately.”

Because we couldn’t have said it any better, we’ll end the week by letting ‘the minimalists‘ do the talking…

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