Apparently, I found myself asking this question very often by now. I am perfectly out of age, and so are my friends. The vast majority of them are successful, wealthy, healthy and adult enough to handle serious commitment. Most of them have been in a relationship with their significant others for quite a while. They move in, go to vacation together, make plans and have dreams. They have common real estate, common vehicles and common insurance plans. The only common thing they don’t plan to have is kids. And I keep asking myself why it happens. Coupling is all about reproduction, isn’t it? So, I asked some of my friends to share their ideas on this issue, and that’s what they said:
In the world of consumption and total availability of everything we may like, want, or just buy out of curiosity our system of values has changed – we get used to things and throw away people, we work more to buy more and to have more unnecessary things and less space in our apartments. May be it is time to review this consumption concept and choose a more healthier and reasonable life style?
Minimalism was started as a protest against the endless consumption of goods. It teaches that we do not need much in fact to live and to enjoy life. This movement has some obvious advantages. First of all, it is good for the environment as with the decrease in demand for goods will cause the decrease in their production and, thus, less pollution. What more to it, you will not need to work hard if you learn how to restrict your desires for the material things. The result – more time to spend on self-development, education, or communication with friends. Finally, minimalism is good from the aesthetic point of view as you will have more space for work and life after getting rid of all this trash you have collected for years.