LESS THAN A MINUTE READ
I am doing less, now.
I obtained peak efficiency but am using it on too many wrong things.
Too many possessions, words used, time spent on pursuits without a worthwhile outcome. Resistance to the moment.
The term minimalist 👎. “minimalist” is now “Minimalist™️”. Grifters dominate the space selling things, they have a Netflix documentary now.
My Version of “Less”
Less things. 🗑 More than half of my wardrobe donated. Five books remain on my shelf out of an initial 50.
Invest in quality products when appropriate. 💵 Society values free products as worth-less.
”Yes” to main quests. 👍 Spiritual practice, family, artistic expression, fitness, friends I enjoy spending time with, and work opportunities that I give a s••• about (in that order).
“No” to side quests. 🙅🏻♂️ I no longer have time to clarify, help with your project, prove that I can program, participate in middling friendships (family included), hear your app/business idea, give an interview (on any topic), or give you a referral.
Include time-to-read on all essays ⏱ (forthcoming).
If this seems harsh,
it's because it is. I used to live this way but the cruft built up over time. I am deeply honored when opportunities are offered to me. Ironically the process that transformed me (in the eyes of others) from just some hick living in corn country to whatever I am now was what made me attractive for those opportunities. In order to continue this trajectory and get back what I lost, it’s a “no” from me.