What are the common misconceptions about the minimalist lifestyle?

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.