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Nowadays, I try to live by the motto, "I don't want to get more things done, I want to have less to do."

Eventually I want to live in a van, but that may be 10 years away, or maybe a little sooner, but I'm struggling with whether I should get back into a hobby for a few years.  It's actually a really cool hobby, I used to do it years ago.  I kept Poison Dart Frogs.  I had like 70 frogs/froglets/tadpoles at a time.

I'm struggling with minimizing my stuff vs. giving me more things I have to do vs. I know I'll have to give it up eventually.

There's not really a question here, just kind of wanted to get some thoughts out of my head.  I'll take any thoughts anyone may have...
Sometimes on-the-road hobbies aren't matter of minimalism. Sometimes it's about logistics and whether you can actually do it well under the conditions.
you just follow your heart and dreams. if keeping poison dart frogs makes you happy. then go for it. probably not the best hobby for a van dweller. but even you said that is years down the road. why force something. if you really want to be a van dweller. then at some point you have to choose, PDF's or van dweller, or you put up with the obstacles of keeping poison dart frogs on the road. i am sure it can be done.

you are the only one that can decide what will make you happy
What is so sacred about Minimalism, anyway? Minimalism is boring. The ultimate in Minimalism is to be dead.
Decision are made as to what is the minimum amount of items one needs to feel comfortable and what one can carry along.

Thus the ever creative, and adaptive, Nomad becomes a minimalist. Which is very, very, far from being boring.


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Minimalism can be a hobby.
(07-07-2019, 04:07 PM)kaBLOOnie Boonster Wrote: [ -> ]...What is so sacred about Minimalism, anyway? Minimalism is boring...

If you have to ask, it's probably not for you(yet...lol).

For me, the opposite of Spiritualism is Materialism. I don't view either one inherently better than the other, they are just one of many choices we all get to make for ourselves. If I want others to try and respect my choices, I have to try and respect their choices.
The problem with owning stuff is it starts to own you.

Insurance, storage, maintenance, worry about theft, registrations

I am not one to talk though because I hoard stuff.  But at least I can see that I am a slave.
What kinds of hobbies don't need a lot of stuff to do? Walking could be a healthy hobby but...yuck lol.
I think someone mentioned stamp collecting

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