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  • Hillary Newman
  • Casey Caplowe
  • Doris Yee
  • Keith Bormuth

4 people think this is good

  • Hillary Newman
  • Casey Caplowe
  • Doris Yee
  • Keith Bormuth

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  • Doris Yee

    Five years ago, I rented a moving truck to move from Manhattan to Brooklyn. This last weekend, it only took one compact car to move all my belongings to Central LA to East LA. We are definitely minimizing as a younger generation - investing more into our self-worth than the worth of the materials we purchase and consume. As opposed to looking into the market for what to buy next, we should focus on putting ourselves out on the market instead. It's a generational thing, maybe or maybe not.

    • Max Schorr

      Congrats on the move, and doing so in one compact car. Will be interesting to see how much stuff you need to fill your new place.

      • Doris Yee

        The new place does offer more indoor space so its easy to spend more money to fill it with unnecessary "accessories". But I'm determined to optimize what's there without the need to accumulate more.

  • Casey Caplowe

    This is a super interesting convo. Its such an emotional one you can tell. I've always aspired to the filter of "Do you love it or do you need it?" and if it doesn't meet either of those, then pass — or get rid of it. Not always lived up to it. But I keep it in mind. Still, it was interesting have a fire at my house a while back and all of a sudden having way less stuff. It was really only the photos i was really compelled to save. Lots of the rest of the stuff, even the stuff i really did love, i don't miss all that much.

    • Douglas Sellers

      Did you feel liberated with all your stuff gone?

    • Max Schorr

      Yeah, very interesting. Moving into an urban Zen center last
      August, I got rid of almost all of my stuff. A year later, I find it very refreshing but still have too much stuff and am about to do another purge. I think this has been a positive side of the recent tough economy, people are revisiting how much they need. Definitely favor of owning less meaningless stuff, creating less waste, and cultivating a more meaningful relationship to time. It is an ongoing process..