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[+18] Minimalism
Brazil Perpetual_Void 
Have you [grown ups who need to work] ever tried to live a minimalistic life? It's interesting how much you can save if you deny to buy stuff that you don't need just for social and [maybe] status purposes.
2019-03-14 01:55
2019-03-14 01:56
I'm trying the Marie Kondo approach :^)
2019-03-14 01:57
Portugal NabasKi 
that's how I am actually, in fact I was told when I was little I would refuse every time my grandparents offered to buy me toys
2019-03-14 02:01
Slovenia kivoJ 
I like the idea but my goals and pursuits require getting things that I could have avoided buying in a different circumstances.
2019-03-14 02:01
Brazil Perpetual_Void 
Btw, i'd suggest everyone to read Walden by Henry David Thoreau, it's a good learning process and you might change your mind about somethings. Even if you don't, it's still an amazing book.
2019-03-14 02:02
Estonia swag420weed 
I grew up living minimalistic life from 7-17 as my family was poor af so fuck that life. Never going back to that.
2019-03-14 22:30
Nobody is talking about being hungry here
2019-03-14 22:33
Czech Republic _s0 
2019-03-14 22:34
Estonia swag420weed 
only way to start minimalistic life is when you have financial security. IF you are a minimum salary worker who lives hand to mouth, no way you are dreaming of minimalistic life...
2019-03-14 22:40
Most people with money don't think about minimalistic life either. It's not about being rich or poor, it's just realising that you don't need all that stuff to have a full life. I know people who earn just enough money to survive and have no need to earn more, but only the ones who can do what they like.
2019-03-14 22:42
Well you have to admit that most of the time when you've nothing it's only logical to want more since society tells you so. I think to realise that you want a minimalistic life, you first have, most of the time, to experience what it's like to have a comfortable life (by capitlistic societies standards I mean).
2019-03-15 13:36
Although i partially agree with you, the mindset that makes you to live a minimalistic life is to not want more what society tells you to in the first place. I would understand someone wanting more money for the sake of curiosity, like women wanting you more for it and all. But mostly, the main thing is actually not considering money a factor other than eating and having a simple place to live.
2019-03-15 13:38
I agree, just telling you that to realise that all the stuff you buy doesnt mean any shit you first have to be able to buy some of it to experience it. But yeah, some people are poor af since day1 and know that crap doesnt bring happiness.
2019-03-15 13:41
i'm minimalistic about everything but my love for mechanical keyboards, have more than 12 boards now, i just cant stop
2019-03-14 02:03
Brazil Perpetual_Void 
That's a weird love, but who am i to judge
2019-03-14 02:15
United Kingdom oyyrofl 
How often do you change your keyboard?
2019-03-14 21:42
every 3 months or so
2019-03-14 23:33
wtf, 12? hahahha but well, do (and buy) what makes you happy, not judging just find it funny
2019-03-14 22:18
Brazil bNg91 
we are in the same boat friend, but in my case my passion is by headphones :/
2019-03-14 22:22
minimalism is an extreme thing that people do, being minimalistic isn't. a minimalism lifestyle would be like living in a tiny home, rv, or have nothing in your house. I know what you mean though. I only spend money on monthly esea subscription, food(that i make at home) and a few odd things a year.
2019-03-14 02:24
Well to be honest i live in an apartment that have only my pc, a chair, my bed and a small fridge, that's it, its pretty empty. It's not like i don't have the money, i just hope to retire and keep living this simple life forever - that way you don't need much income for retirement.
2019-03-14 02:29
Estonia swag420weed 
in the future eastern Europe people will be able to retire when they are 75. So dreaming about retirement is pointless....
2019-03-14 22:42
You are able to retire when you have enough income without the need to work. In Brazil there's this law that is almost approved where i'd be able to retire only when i'm 70. But that's retiring on the expense of the government, people should never hope for government help, they should seek independence.
2019-03-14 22:43
Estonia swag420weed 
Your right. But that will sadly never happen for me. So fuck it.
2019-03-14 22:46
Brazil bandicoot 
if by "minimalistic" you mean common sense yeah
2019-03-14 02:27
No i don't mean common sense. You probably have a brand new phone, more clothes than you need, snickers that you paid more than you were supposed to, and if you're in Brazil, most likely people buy cars better than they can pay.
2019-03-14 02:28
2019-03-14 21:40
yeah, those snickers bars be expensive af
2019-03-15 14:50
2019-03-15 14:51
why tho u should live for the pussy
2019-03-14 02:30
2019-03-14 21:23
Switzerland sovereiign 
I'm this way mostly but I do spend more than I should. I live a very simplistic life though. Excluding my tools I need for my business I could fit everything I own in a car with ease. I don't own a bed(I sleep on a recliner for the past 13 years), tv, new car (drive older used cars), or any of the things others have. I've been this way most my life and I'm in my late 30's now. The only time I owned a lot of things was when I was in relationships with women who want to have furniture and a house full of useless crap that you have to clean. I build furniture for a living and don't even own anything I've built except for in my bedroom I tore out my closet and built myself a wardrobe (wanted more space and more efficient storage) and I built my desk out of scrap wood I had. I've built over 100 dining room tables and my personal table in the kitchen is an old cheap table I bought second hand at a thrift store lol
2019-03-14 21:40
Switzerland sovereiign 
I'm not doing this to save money though because I don't care about money at all. I have trained myself and learned skills where I could survive in the wilderness if I need to. And if I get too old and weak to work and provide for myself I plan on dying someway so I'm not a burden on others. The thought that someone would have to wipe my butt and take care of me while I'm a useless pile of flesh is repulsive to me. I want to stay active until my death. But, I don't hold the cards to the future so we'll see.
2019-03-14 21:39
Though i agree with most of what you said, it's a good thing to worry about money depending on what you like doing. For example, i like flying (have a paramotor now) and plan to buy a plane when i finish my pilot license. Although i don't care about a luxury life, i do need the money to fly and do plan my retirement early with good passive income so i don't need to work anymore.
2019-03-14 21:55
Switzerland sovereiign 
Maybe there is a language difference but it's never good to worry. Worrying is a bad thing to do since it can lead to stress, fear, and anxiety. Perhaps by 'worry' you just meant to make it a priority or focus. You sound like a man with a plan. I'm sure you will accomplish what you desire since you seem to have the intelligence and ability to complete it.
2019-03-14 22:02
Thank you man! It's not easy to find people who don't treat their image as the most important thing in life these days, the simple life is always more fulfilling in my opinion.
2019-03-14 22:05
Switzerland sovereiign 
+1 I've spent many years of my life searching for wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. I've studied the minds of many of the greatest men who lived throughout the past several thousand years. This journey has led me down the path I'm on and I wouldn't change anything. The reason behind my approach to this life is very much philosophical and spiritual. I'd rather learn some profound truth and grow closer to the man I want to be than have worldly wealth and goods. I know it may be strange for me to be on HLTV but I guess we all need a distraction at times.
2019-03-14 22:21
That's some great path. By the way, have you read the book i suggested on another comment here? Walden by Henry David Thoreau.
2019-03-14 22:21
Switzerland sovereiign 
I've read about half of it twice. I always get bored with it. It is amazing though. I've read some of his other works. I like most of what he had to say -- though, I had some issues with him as well like supporting that murderer and terrorist John Brown. Overall I like Mr. Thoreau.
2019-03-14 22:26
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Poland malymaly 
In Poland we live minimalistic life on every day basis
2019-03-14 21:41
Have you tried working hard enough that you're so valuable and successful enough that you don't need to?
2019-03-14 21:41
thats not the point. its about getting rid of stuff you dont really need
2019-03-14 22:13
I earn a lot of money [for br standards], i could have a BMW and a good home [with a comfortable mortgage]. I don't have a car and live by rent in a very small apartment. This way i can do stuff that i like almost unlimitedly, with the freedom that not even the biggest executives have, since they created this need for very expensive stuff. It's not something they need as a person, obviously, but it's something they feel that need to show people they have, it's all about image and status.
2019-03-14 22:15
You feel you have things figured out but feel the need to make a forum post on HLTV to give yourself credit...feels like you're still lacking something
2019-03-14 22:37
Fuck man, you again? I created the thread to talk about minimalism, i don't feel the urge to tell about me, but sometimes is a great way to support your argument. You're just over-defensive, again, just let it go and use your brain to ponder about life and stuff, ffs.
2019-03-14 22:39
That's a lot of words and emotion for a minimalist
2019-03-14 22:40
Wow, are you that stupid or just baiting? You think minimalistic people don't get mad? Are psychopaths? What does anything have to do with it? Jeez, you're a fucking weird person.
2019-03-14 22:41
2019-03-14 22:41
Just had my minimalist shower, it was a cup of water and now I have my minimalist breakfast - it's also a cup of water #veganlife #praiseme
2019-03-15 10:30
Now its clear you're very needy, the desperation for attention is just too much, proving you're just a teenager and would never understand what we're talking about here.
2019-03-15 10:47
hahaha such an easy bait >calls others " very needy, the desperation for attention" >makes thread about his lifestyle hahah
2019-03-15 12:16
You replied yesterday and got silenced, no reply, then you come back cause you're needy, i don't know why you're trying to justify being stupid, it's just life
2019-03-15 12:17
You need a hug
2019-03-15 12:17
This is like a discussion between an ape and a human. And as apes tend to yell alot, your name helps us finding out what side you are on.
2019-03-15 14:10
2019-03-15 14:47
a big one
2019-03-15 12:24
Dominican Republic SantoDomingo 
I have tried it, but now I buy useless stuff all the time. Planning to cut crap soon.
2019-03-14 21:50
i earn 32k/month so i dont really care
2019-03-14 21:56
I would love to do this if i didnt have kids, wife, cats, dog. Now I have to drive my new car every day, and buy blouses and shoes to stay at the edge in business. But I agree on one thing: buy only things you need and buy the best you can afford. Biggest mistake is to buy poor quality that will just let you down.
2019-03-14 21:59
Minimalist in everything except gym related things (gymwear, creatine and nutrition) and smartphones. But I promised myself that the Huawei P30 will be the last smartphone I buy (atleast for this year)
2019-03-14 22:21
Israel ZiinTotH 
I think I became a minimalistic sort of person "thanks to" my mom. She like to get a lot of items and just stack up our house with useless shit like clothes or shoes(stacking up like 50 pairs on shoes throughout the years). It's a mental illness and it made me the opposite, I can't stand that lifestyle,the refrigerator being full as fuck from jam and cheese that aren't eatable for weeks. I can't stand it and rather be minimalistic.
2019-03-14 22:28
suNny | 
Finland jakem0n 
My gf is just like that and I have turned minimalist because of that :D
2019-03-15 11:18
Croatia mds818 
it really depends what someone considers minimalistic and what someone doesn't, for example there's no way in hell I'd ever spend money on iphone or samsung or smth(paying 1000,1500$ for a phone) or something in that style... car on the other hand...
2019-03-14 22:35
There's no problem if you spend money on something you genuine like, right? The problem is people spending money for maintaining an image, a status, to show other people that they have a good life, that's just stupid. Guys mostly buy cars to showoff, but if you really like cars, then you should life a minimalistic life so you can have money to spend on cars, that would make you very happy. But once people fall on that trap of buying expensive phones, clothes, fuckin giant houses just to show other people, then you're basically sold to the world.
2019-03-14 22:38
Croatia mds818 
fair enough
2019-03-14 22:47
what stuff are you talking about? Some examples
2019-03-15 10:49
Expensive phone, expensive car, expensive clothes (or just more than what you need - which most people have)
2019-03-15 10:50
agree about clothes, but phones and cars can provide you some good features at least
2019-03-15 11:02
Like what?
2019-03-15 11:03
reliability and comfort im talking about stuff like iphones and bmw
2019-03-15 11:19
That's just false, you can have comfort (wa more than a BMW) on a cheaper car, and reliability you can find even in chinese phones these days, that are the cheapest.
2019-03-15 11:21
naah dude ive been using both androids and iphone, for iphone nothing will happen after 2-3 years and android will be laggy as hell cant say about cars cuz i have only cheap one, but its shit compared to what i see on youtube
2019-03-15 11:23
i would consider me a mini minimalist. i stopped buying cuz of boredom and cuz of validation and it kinda saves me alot too but im not that crazy that i have 0 pictures 0 stuff hanging / standing in my flat.
2019-03-15 11:05
suNny | 
Finland jakem0n 
I consider myself as a mininalist but not living that way because my girlfriend definitely is not minimalist at all. Things I do buy and pay for is rent, food, trips abroad and hobbies. Things I need and have is PC with mouse, keyboard and stuff, desktop, mobile phone, shoes, some clothes, table where to eat.
2019-03-15 11:16
Funny how HLTV have interesting threads, and so shitty ones
2019-03-15 11:19
China maybe_banned 
Yeah, have you seen my Balenciaga cap tough?
2019-03-15 11:23
not really minimalist but im selective in which things i like to spend my money on. i dont buy a lot of brand clothing etc. dont spend 700 on a new phone. but i like buying expensive liquor or computer parts.
2019-03-15 11:28
2019-03-15 11:29
whats that
2019-03-15 12:17
i saved 50k in like 3 years of work by the time I was 23 (not full time mind you) and thats literally just from work, i dont invest etc. 50k can do a lot in investments. saving money is extremely hard for most people nowadays since everything is so materialistic and expensive. obviously in the bigger picture 50k is nothing, but for some people it's a massive goal and milestone once they reach it. it just requires some self control and discipline and you can get it.
2019-03-15 12:23
I grew up in a middle class+ family, never asked my parents to buy me anything, everything I had was them buying me things, was never interested. When I got my first flat, I bought nothing. Found perfect condition bed in my building the day I got in (happend to me two times, the exact day I got my flats), and had almost nothing else in my flat. Then my parents came and bought me so much shit that I literaly want to throw everything off for the past 4 years. It's a small appartment in Paris that is just filled with things I never use.
2019-03-15 13:39
Poland cGev 
I spend my money only on food and rent basically. I live in a small dorm room and my faculty is about 200m away. I rarely leave the circle that includes my dorm, faculty and a nearby supermarket. Some things other than food that I really need to spend money on are things like laundry, print and paper. Rarely I might spend on computer hardware or very rarely clothes.
2019-03-15 13:50
Poland cGev 
I'd like to get audible, but it's just a bit too expensive
2019-03-15 13:58
fuck that.
2019-03-15 14:11
Europe 3MK 
Im already kind of jew so no need for that
2019-03-15 14:54
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