subtractionI counted the shirts in my closet: fifty-three. No one needs fifty-three shirts. And shirts are but the tip of the stuff-berg.  I have too much. Less is the new more. Essentialism. Minimalism. Whatever you call it.

With a rebel yell, I want less, less, less.

Because I am who I am, I didn’t just start chucking shirts. I bought books–eBooks that take up no space (except on a little on my hard drive). If you’d like to pursue the road less traveled, or at least traveled more lightly, then these are my three favorites:

  • A Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine. It was all about Stoicism. A great book for appreciating why Stoicism makes so much sense in the modern world. Stoicism is more than just not showing your feelings. Stoicism is finding out what really matters to you.
  • Essentialism by Greg McKeown is a great combination of theory and practice. I really enjoyed this one.
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. This one is all about method…and the method is great. I am still working through this, but it has helped.

I posted the number 53 on Facebook. I discovered I was not alone. I hope this will be a place to share our journeys to less.

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