“To revere simplicity and be unattached is indeed an indication of high character,
But to maintain too much elegant simplicity is neither helpful to mankind nor useful to the world at large.”
— Chinese sage Hung Ying-ming in The Unencumbered Spirit, Book 1, Verse 29.
“What is minimalism then?
It’s eliminating the excess.
It’s asking “why” before you buy.
It’s embracing the concept of enough.
It’s living lightly and gracefully on the Earth.
It’s uncovering who you are when all of the logos, brand names, and clutter are stripped away.”
— A nice quote from Miss Minimalist’s Blog—go read her entire post.