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I have a thing for Minimalism, the new lifestyle buzzword. I like the idea of less is more. I try and put it into practice in nearly every sphere of life, clothes, shoes, newspapers, socks, gadgets, kerchiefs, private transport, and occasionally food — except books. In my opinion, books have nothing to do with minimalism, which actually has nothing to do with hoarding and everything to do with a mid-20th century art movement. Saved, at last.
But seriously, if I were to get rid of stuff, declutter as the new-age gurus say, I'd start with the mind, where all the troubles usually start — then everything would be fine. Can I try climbing Mount Everest, instead?