Friday, June 17, 2016

The More of Less – Book Review



   Finding the life you want
                                       Under everything you have

                 

 JOSHUA BECKER is the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website that inspires millions around the world to own fewer possessions and find greater fulfillment in life. As one of the leading voices in the modern simplicity movement, Joshua speaks both nationwide and internationally. He has contributed to articles in Time magazine, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Christianity Today. He is a frequent guest on HuffPost Live and has appeared on numerous television programs, including the CBS Evening News. He and his young family live in Peoria, Arizona.


 This book contains about 13 chapters.  

Becoming Minimalist :

 The author  created the blog Becoming Minimalist by the end of memorial day weekend in 2008. Within six months they had get rid of fifty percent of their belongings and learnt how to live a simple and minimal life.

 The universal benefits of Minimalism

1.   More Time and Energy
2.   More Money
3.   More Freedom
4.   Less Stress
5.   Less Distraction
6.   Less Environmental Impact  and so on……

According to the author if we follow minimalism , we will get free time to pursue our greatest passion.The relationship will get better , more leisure time to spend with family and friends.

Good Riddance

  Author says minimalism speaks to him of freedom , of peace and of Joy.

Definition of Minimalism  - The intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of  anything that distracts us from them.
Troy who wants to change the colour of his house, but couldn’t able to do. When he saw a picture of a small house on wheels with a hundred square feet . He realized that people are living in smaller house and it was the start of his journey to Minimalism.
Minimalism Your Way
  We can’t follow a particular way  or others to be minimalist . As everyone’s life differs from each other , we has to find our own way to be minimalist.

 The goal of minimalism is to unburden our lives  so we can accomplish more.

Fog of Consumerism

  We always thinks , we has to buy certain things so that we will be happy. We has to analyse  the consumeristic propaganda before thinking about buying one for us.

 Common marketing ploys in the world of retail are

  Loyalty Points and Cards
  Retail store credit cards
  Decoy Pricing
  Samples
The Want Within

 Minimalism is important to our self – discovery. Self – evaluation reveal your inner motivations towards security.

 Many of us believe security can be adequately found in the personal ownership of possessions.
Seek security in loving other people instead of buying possessions.  

Take It Easy
Don’t think about simplifying toughest tasks. Instead , begin more- of – less journey.

My View : 

  A great motivational book to live the life as a minimalist without worries. Reach for your most wanted goal.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.