Category Archives: Philosophy

Ultra Minimalists, Part 4 – Modern Minimalism

For the Ultra Minimalists, Part 1, click here. Modern Minimalists  Everything I Own: My 288 Things By Joshua Fields Millburn Life Tools & Accessories – 33 items, including my car, guitar, books, hairbrush, toothbrush, etc. Consumables – 5 groups of … Continue reading

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Ultra Minimalists, Part 3

For the Ultra Minimalists, Part 1, click here. More Historic Minimalists – religious wanderers Wandering Monks part 1 – The Buddhist monks that travel much of the year throughout Asia are about as minimal as one can reasonably get.  Early … Continue reading

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Ultra Minimalists, Part 2

For the Ultra Minimalists, Part 1, click here. Some Historic Minimalists – tried and true formulas for survival Roman Legionary – Let’s go back to the beginning of the modern military.  As militaries go, Rome had a pretty successful run.  … Continue reading

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Ultra Minimalists, Part 1

Learning a thing or two from the past…Part 1, 21st century americans are not the first to minimalize. This is a lengthy ramble.  So long in fact, that I have broken it into several posts to be trickled out over … Continue reading

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Learning from Masters (not me, just what I seek)

Using archaeology to find out hows things “should be” done?  A response to a common question, by George Thomas Crawford I am regularly asked about my connection to archaeology and my interest in primitive technology.  I’ve also been chided by … Continue reading

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Simplify

More great thoughts from Henry David Thoreau on simplifying. “I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair … Continue reading

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Intelligence, something to think about

“Suppose my auto-repair man devised questions for an intelligence test. Or suppose a carpenter did, or a farmer, or, indeed, almost anyone but an academician. By every one of those tests, I’d prove myself a moron, and I’d be a … Continue reading

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Living Without Money

Not a new story, but one that seems to keep resurfacing.  Maybe there’s a crumb of wisdom that intrigues people about this concept.  Most people in the Western World have never, for a second, considered life without money, yet for … Continue reading

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Makers to the Rescue

Makers, Dreamers, Builders, and Inventors, Unite: reflections on saving our world “Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things. And it is by no means certain that … Continue reading

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Create

Make something with your hands every day. “Its a tragedy of the first magnitude that millions of people have ceased to use their hands as hands. Nature has bestowed upon us this great gift which is our hands. If the … Continue reading

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