Minimalism Is Not The Goal

Why the minimalist fad fails to bring true happiness

E.M. DuBois
4 min readOct 30, 2023

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Minimalism is trending.

The idea of minimalism was made popular by the documentary “The Minimalists.” After watching the documentary, people all over the world are paring down their lifestyles and getting rid of stuff. The Minimalists themselves are Emmy-nominated Netflix stars and New York…

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E.M. DuBois

E.M. is a teacher, freelance writer, husband, and father who loves writing creative non-fiction.