Cult of the minimalist glocal

Why does not having much physical stuff make me think I’m some sort of transnational Bourne-like entity, complete with non-ironic personal soundtrack, where for others it means they’re itinerant migrants, or just plain poor? Owning fewer than 100 objects is either a matter of hipster pride, or just, well, poverty. It’s a First World Problem written so large as to be shameful.

Ben Hammersley on the mobile, minimalist lifestyle.

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Robert Wringham is a humorist and the editor-in-chief of New Escapologist.

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