“The world has changed from quality to quantity, and so have we.” -Santosh Kalwar
Putting value in quality over quantity is a very important lesson of The Minimalists. The quote above says it well but that doesn’t mean we have to be part of the “we” or the current norm. There are plenty of examples for this, for me it’s random collectibles. I will never be able to get rid of everything but I have already started a box of things to condense which is still improvement. Instead of having so much, a big quantity of things, I am now transitioning to fewer items I cherish more. You will be seeing those items soon but our focus has been heavily on clothing in the beginning because it is what we mostly have an abundance of and that is what can help others most during these chilly winter months.
Another enticing point is appreciating craftmanship of items over cheaper made, factory items. I think the quote below says it best, so I will honor the quality over quantity in my own post today and let Bill take it away.
“We don’t value craftsmanship anymore! All we value is ruthless efficiency, and I say we deny our own humanity that way! Without appreciation for grace and beauty, there’s no pleasure in creating things and no pleasure in having them! Our lives are made drearier, rather than richer! How can a person take pride in his work when skill and care are considered luxuries! We’re not machines! We have a human need for craftsmanship!” -Bill Watterson
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Two shirts today from my workplace. The red shirt was a donation to support the warfighter and the white shirt was given to me for free. I don’t wear either anymore so I figured it would be best to give them to someone else who can appreciate some barely used clothing. Getting rid of these clothes day after day demonstrates our new found commitment to the idea of quality over quantity.