But in the past few months, I've really been trying to focus on only buying the NEEDS vs. the "like to haves" - even if they are a great bargain. I've been trying to get more "simple" in life. For instance, my Shark mop broke a while ago. I still have the piece of crap sitting in my basement as if some magic fairy is going to come and fix it someday. I haven't bought a new one - because there is this thought in my mind that say - "Do you really need a $70 electric mop? Just fill a friggin bucket like everyone has always done in the past and mop the friggin floors!"
But I've been reaching/looking into others who are into living simply. It's been great inspiration and motivation - but everything seems so serious. Am I immature? Am I not deep enough? It almost seems as if "minimalist living" has a stigma of snob to it. Like a reverse snob. "I'm so good, I don't need things" kind of mentality? I am not trying to be rude - I love reading other minimalist websites and blogs - but I can see the turn off to some.
I think because of this, I'm trying to become a White Trash Minimalist. Is that a proper goal in life? I don't want to rid myself of possessions because I'm trying to find the true meaning of life or find my inner child. I'm just sick of looking and dealing with crap. I am also kind of poor so not buying anything makes pretty good darn sense. A lot of minimalist people said they were putting their material possessions over life events. I don't think I have that problem. I just do stuff and come home and look at all my piles of crap and be all like, "Oh crap. This sucks." If I want to watch TV and my house is a pit, I just do it. Then I look at my crap and say, "Oh crap. It's still all there. I guess I'll deal with it tomorrow."
I'm not trying to get rid of stuff and not buy stuff so I can go take hikes in the woods and reflect on how wonderful I am. I think I'm just doing it to feed my inner laziness. The less crap I have, the less I have to clean. So this whole minimalist thing is rather kind of selfish of me. This is fine.