Minimalism is the preference for simple surroundings, economy, efficiency, and essences. It is an approach to life that resists or rejects accumulation of things, responsibilities, relationships, and other complications. It rejects conspicuous consumerism, ostentatious display of wealth or status, and emotional overreaction. Minimalism avoids visual clutter, loud layers of disharmonic noise, and other multiple stimuli. Because minimalism concerns itself with fewer things, it permits more efficient management of those things and their environments. Minimalism reduces distraction and the stress of competing choices. Henry David Thoreau stated, ‘Our life is frittered away by detail. . . Simplify, simplify.’
Minimalism provides space, and the freedom for personal growth.