In the modern era, happiness is often measured in terms of wealth, possession, and abundance. However, contrary to what the current capitalist, consumerist society wants its members to believe, less is actually more. The ubiquitous culture of materialism places human beings in a constant state of competition with one another, which overrides mindfulness of oneself and one’s relationships. There is only one way to break free from the competitive cycle: minimalism. This article defines minimalism, exhibits the modalities by which minimalism combats materialism, and provides helpful tips on integrating minimalism into one’s life.


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