The rules of minimalism were once straightforward. Reject these principle and HOW CAN YOU EVEN CALL YOURSELF A MINIMALIST? Well, the goal of Revolvist is to dismantle the old rules of minimalism one step at a time. We’re here to guide you—like a life coach. Minimalist wellness.
A sure fire way to be accepted into the Cult of Minimalism, was to adapt the less is more rule. A minimalist rejects commercialism. Minimalism is about the state of mind, sure — anti-materialism, anti consumption, but one of the totems is the rejection of STUFF. A true minimalist isn’t allowed to have things. Practicality reigns supreme. Multi-use is crucial. If your item is only an item and doesn’t also perform a function and occasionally even some stuff, it is not allowed. And if you owned an item that was only an item, well, shame on you.
To to be a minimalist, you have to adhere to the basic concepts, generally speaking. But the idea that you must embrace every aspect in order to join the Cult of Minimalism is insane, impractical and could discourage people from embracing the lifestyle.
Old Minimalism says EMBRACE THE LIFESTYLE 100%. New Minimalism says embrace the lifestyle … for the most part. Forcing change will make you feel like you’re punishing yourself. At the end of the day, if you cannot part with your beloved shoe collection, then hey, keep your shoes. New minimalism doesn’t judge. New minimalism say you understand and adhere to the basic concept, but you like shoes. Okay. That’s cool. Everyone has a thing or two.