I debated whether or not to post on this negative opinion article on minimalism that I read in the New York Times. I’m still digesting its content and reflecting on its ethos. While I take time to gather my thoughts, I felt that it was at least worth sharing so others in the community can react to it as well. The author clearly resents the arrogant minimalist culture of Silicon Valley tech bro crowds… which I get. I really get that. That being said, I didn’t feel like the article addressed the merits of minimalism as it relates to regular folks (like me) who simply care about the environment and want to live a fuller life. He reminds me of why I try to stay clear of talking (preaching) about minimalism in my everyday life. Minimalism should never be another social ladder to climb or used to feel better than anyone else. In my mind, it is still very much an egalitarian community of people being supportive and sharing ideas.