quarta-feira, 9 de novembro de 2016

Minimalism: live a meaningful life

Livro pequeno com uma explicação reduzida para a definição de Minimalismo e que constroi as etapas, utilizadas pelos autores do livro, para se tornar num minimalista. O que é o minismalismo? A versão minha muito reduzida, seria: "Reduzir até ao minimo indispensável para si de acordo com as suas preferências e estilo as coisas que precisa e utiliza, variável de pessoa para pessoa."

"Happiness, as far as we are concerned, is achieved through living a meaningful life, a life that is filled with passion and freedom, a life in which we can grow as individuals and contribute to other people in meaningful ways. Growth and contribution: those are the bedrocks of happiness. Not stuff. This may not sound sexy or marketable or sellable, but it’s the cold truth. Humans are happy if we are growing as individuals and if we are contributing beyond ourselves. Without growth, and without a deliberate effort to help others, we are just slaves to cultural expectations, ensnared by the trappings of money and power and status and perceived success."
"Adding value to someone else’s life is one of the most important things you can do with your life, and it has nothing to do with money."

Livro foca-se na visão de como eles atingiram o seu conceito de minimalismo e as diferentes etapas por que eles passaram para aí chegar. Após tal redução de pertences e dívidas passaram a "vender" a sua ideia para se tornarem melhores pessoas, após desistirem de um emprego de muitos zeros.  Um pouco controsenso.

Sinopse:
Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life is our finest, most important creation to date. It’s also the best thing we’ve ever written about Minimalism and will likely serve as the cornerstone to our work for years to come. It took us a year to write this book—a year of creating the best material possible and finding ways to relate it back to our lives so you would have practical ways to relate the subject matter to your life. 
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