So, today I’ve watched a YouTube video on how the fashion industry is polluting the Earth, and it makes me think about my obsession with clothes. It’s a TedTalk (TEDxHKBU) by Christina Dean, titled “You are what you wear”. I’ll link the video below.
I’ve realized I was part of the problem, filling up the landfills with clothes I threw away. Not only clothes but other things in life. I bought it because it was cute, not because I need it. How could I be so irresponsible? This is because I did not live a conscious life.
Then I went watching tons of other videos and stumbled upon this ‘movement’ (that I was fully aware but did not try to understand) on how to be minimalist. I didn’t know such simple yet misunderstood philosophy of minimalism was the answer. So here I decided to do my part in Earth sustainability.
The first thing you should do is STOP buying. Then only we move on to decluttering – throwing or giving out things you don’t really need in life. I know Minimalism is not an overnight thing, so take baby steps, one at a time, enjoy the journey.
We have to change our mindset. Life is not about accumulation of things, materialism is what influencing the world right now. We thought owning more things means you are doing alright, doing right, being successful, being normal as a grown-up!
Here’s my journey in becoming a minimalist. See how it goes! Wish me luck!
p/s: There’s a documentary on the ugly truth of fashion industry, impacting the environment and human rights – “The True Cost”. I highly recommend you to watch it. It changed me, I hope it does the same to you. I’ll link the trailer below.