The Minimalist Thread

anirbandd

Conversation Architect
Although I spend a considerable amount of money on intoxicating myself, only for the sole reason of finding happiness from the stress I have to take to reach my goals. Once you are in, you are in for life.

Sad for you bro.
 
[MENTION=22610]hsr[/MENTION]

Basically what you are doing is rewarding yourself with pleasure in the most effortless and impatient way. Tickling the pleasure points of brain.

That's what 4 years of engineering study does to you...

Jokes aside, I don't think my love for travel could be ever quenched with the prospect of a hassle free old life.

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Although I spend a considerable amount of money on intoxicating myself, only for the sole reason of finding happiness from the stress I have to take to reach my goals. Once you are in, you are in for life.

P.S. I may have exaggerated smoking/alcohol there a bit :D
 

anirbandd

Conversation Architect
^I love travelling too.

if i can travel to new places, even in Incredible India!, i wont want anything else. :)
 

R2K

In the Zone
I have been a minimalist long before I even started working. Used to save money and only spend that saved cash on my hobbies and wants. The worst thing is my family really hates my life style and asks what are you gonna do with the money in the bank. They spend money like sh!t and expects me to follow their same life style.
I also find spending massive amount of cash on devices and PC as these things get outdated in no time and resale value is literally not even close to half in under 6 months. I'm just saying my views and do not mean to hurt the feelings of PC enthusiasts here :D:wink:
 
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anirbandd

Conversation Architect
I have been a minimalist long before I even started working. Used to save money and only spend that saved cash on my hobbies and wants. The worst thing is my family really hates my life style and asks what are you gonna do with the money in the bank. They spend money like sh!t and expects me to follow their same life style.
I also find spending massive amount of cash on devices and PC as these things get outdated in no time and resale value is literally not even close to half in under 6 months. I'm just saying my views and do not mean to hurt the feelings of PC enthusiasts here :D:wink:

That's very good. Nice to know.

Btw are you punjabi or marwadi? If this question is offensive to you, please forgive and forget.
 

DDIF

Custom User Title
Inspiring thread, subscribed. Got a new view. Thanks OP. [MENTION=77264]Vyom[/MENTION], touching post bro, thanks for sharing with your fellow members.
Got me thinking, should really change my habits.
 

moniker

Broken In
My soundmagic pl11 got stolen, got myself sennheiser cx180. Didn't like the sound signature, ordered cowon em1. Popped into this thread, feeling kinda guilty now.
 
I am not joking but [MENTION=77264]Vyom[/MENTION] has a good set of life examples...

Whenever we are going to purchase a new tech, just take into account how many times had it changed/updated in the last 6 months. If you feel it is a constantly updating one, refrain yourself from pre ordering or early buying. Smartphones are the real examples for this. I bought my Lumia 920 for ~27k from Dubai, while the price around here was 34k. Though I had a good deal, 4 months later it had gone down to 19k; more than what I saved initially. What did I do with it during the 4 months period? Nothing. Of course, there was satisfaction, which went under the sea as soon as I came to know the price drop.

"The root of all suffering is desire.", words of wisdom by Buddha applies to life broadly and for smaller things too.
 

anirbandd

Conversation Architect
I am not joking but [MENTION=77264]Vyom[/MENTION] has a good set of life examples...

Whenever we are going to purchase a new tech, just take into account how many times had it changed/updated in the last 6 months. If you feel it is a constantly updating one, refrain yourself from pre ordering or early buying. Smartphones are the real examples for this. I bought my Lumia 920 for ~27k from Dubai, while the price around here was 34k. Though I had a good deal, 4 months later it had gone down to 19k; more than what I saved initially. What did I do with it during the 4 months period? Nothing. Of course, there was satisfaction, which went under the sea as soon as I came to know the price drop.

"The root of all suffering is desire.", words of wisdom by Buddha applies to life broadly and for smaller things too.

:+1: //
 

true_lies

Ambassador of Buzz
Checking up on flipkart or other sites pretty much everyday, looking for deals and discounts of stuffs i have literally no need of. Gotta curb this habbit after reading here
 

Piyush

Lanaya
[MENTION=77264]Vyom[/MENTION] really good post regarding the experiences you had and Im happy that many of us can learn something from it. And since my father is also an Electrical Engg (and the struggle he did to become one plus provide us(family) the daily necessities is something I cant do even if I get another life as a human being), I can understand you totally :)

As for my life goes, I too love minimalist style of life. The urge which makes half of the people go crazy to try new stuff is what thats making life hard. Now as I remember, the question for 2 marks in my 2nd class of EVS exam, "Basic necessities of life- Food, Clothes and Shelter" , it wasnt wrong at all. What more do you need?
Ok right some of the inventions from couple of decades back were a great step to mankind, but even those inventions evolved in such a way that they have become more of a luxury item now. Best example being phone. We all know a 2K phone will do the same job as the 50K phone but yea, the latter one will also let you connect to your loved ones in more different way, not to forget doing many other stuff faster than a 10K phone. I got my smartphone only a few months back and that too bcoz my previous Samsung SGH J210 was dead (after 5 long years of good service). And Even after getting my job, I only got Lumia 520 just as to shut some mouths who used to say "Abe naya phone lele yar....mujhse udhaar lele" . And to be honest, if my old phone was still working, I wouldnt have gone for a new one, even if Apple have released a damn good phone under 20K.
I can travel by car to office and reach there under 45 mins but I still go via Metro, standing whole time, changing 2 stations, even though it takes me 30 mins more. This is basically because I am also kinda nature loving guy. I occasionally participate in various campaigns just as to make people aware about such critical areas.
Neither Im fond of junk food, 1-2 times in a month is OK for me (Im talking about eatery points like CCD, Dominoes, McD etc). Love home made food. Even if I was about to live away from home I hope I can manage to make my own meal. Dont like beverages either, I prefer lemonade, black tea, sattu in summers (I dont remember which cereal flour it is but I like it :D )

So yea, love the minimalist type of lifestyle. Plz share your ideas so that we all can go in common direction.
 

aaruni

The Linux Guy
I think my attitude towards minimalist life is influenced a lot by my DIY attitude. I like to do as many things as possible myself, instead of relying on other service providers. And I simply hate auto-rickshaws, and have on more than one occasion walked ~4 km just because I won't hire an auto-walla. I prefer cycle to car, home made food to junk food, but one of my guilty pleasures is cane-juice, and I spend 20 INR almost daily for that, returning from school.
 

Vyom

The Power of x480
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[MENTION=77264] Dont like beverages either, I prefer lemonade, black tea, sattu in summers (I dont remember which cereal flour it is but I like it :D )

Sattu drink is very good for summers. Its a wholesome diet for growing children. Sattu is helpful in diabetic conditions, for low blood pressure people. Sattu keeps stomach cool and clean. Sattu helps fight constipation. Regular consumption of Sattu is very helpful in keeping us fit and fine from the problem of gas and acidity. It also protects from heat wave during hot season.
More: http://biharisattu.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/benefits-of-sattu.html

but one of my guilty pleasures is cane-juice, and I spend 20 INR almost daily for that, returning from school.

I hope you drink from a hygienic place.
 

amjath

Human Spambot
I never went for tours/long travel with my friends during my school and college days. I try to reduce the burden of my father by not asking a huge load of money [even Rs. 200] from him.

But when I was exposed to this Internet era from my friend, I spend at least 3 hours weekly on a internet cafe. Just an anxiety of how big is internet[little porn of course]. Was saving each rupee or two and spent for it. Good old days.

But now before buying any stuff I think before getting it, an extra 1000 is worth it??? IMO getting a useless/less researched product is not being minimalistic .

Not only talking gadget here, everything which we buy
 

anirbandd

Conversation Architect
of late, i want to buy a new PS3 [because the last phat one broke]. but since i will be buying an Enfield soon, i am trying to reason with myself, is the ps3 really required?? :\
 
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