Answered Jan 23, 2019
Thanks for the A2A.
I would say that, a common misconception is that, it is about feeling deprived. Like, still buying into the value system of wanting a huge pile of stuff. While feeling bad about refusing to buy it. As if it were an act of masochism.
Another misconception is that, it is simply a matter of poverty.
Another misconception is that, it is a matter of being miserly, and “cheap” minded.
Some people also denigrate minimalist goals like geographic mobility. And they push misconceptions that, all adults “must” be locked onto a single location, with their big pile of stuff, and their mortgaged house, etc.