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A ramble on Simple Living...
"... composition in art is always about what is necessary, and eliminating everything else. If it's not contributing to the composition, it's weakening it. So I just figured that the same thing goes for every work of art, and every life. If it's not contributing, it's weakening."
Jay Schafer, Tumbleweed Tiny Homes
2/23/09 interview on Constructing a Simpler Life blog
Leo Babauta echoes this thought in a recent post on Zen Habits, The Minimalist Principle: Omit Needless Things.
This can be applied to so many things in life: housing, food, clothing, transportation, household goods, toys, keepsakes, and commitments.
A nice goal might be to decide what is the least amount you need to be happy and declutter your life by eliminating the excess.
update: Leo has a new blog, mnmlist.com, that has more information on minimalist living.