Article – Netflix: Review of “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Things That Matter”
“Do we really need all we have to live?” With this assumption the movie begins Minimalism: a documentary on the things that matter. The feature film released in 2016 directed by Davila Matt And it was created by Ryan Nicodemus s Joshua Fields. In its 78 minutes, he endangers the lifestyle of modern civilization, and explains from multiple perspectives the compulsive way to buy things.
Five years ago I enjoyed the tremendous success Mary Condo After the premiere of his series Order with Mary Kondo!And the Ryan NicodemoC. Joshua Fields, The founders of The Minimalist, have surprised the world with a documentary in which they question the things that are really necessary for human life. Unlike CondoDescribing simplicity as “staying with what radiates joy,” the duo of friends takes it to a higher level by questioning the North American way of life driven by the undisciplined consumerism we have often been a part of without realizing it.
The concept of minimalism was introduced in the feature film by Davila Matt It differs little with the ideology the mainstream coaches employ in this lifestyle.
According to the decoration version of DULCEHOGARIn its simplicity there are two directions: the visual minimalism and the social simplicity. ““The first is based on making use of spaces without saturating them by focusing on a mixture of neutral colors that join the home decoration to achieve a simple visual scheme.”They claim from their reviews. Whereas, on the other hand, social simplicity is a philosophy that proposes the elimination of all the trivial distractions that generate the expenditure of time and energy in our lives, including activities and people.
Can we live in a reality where we are away from advertising 24 hours a day? This is perhaps the most exciting question the documentary raises itself. Web pages are known to collect personal information with our consent by using cookies to provide us with personalized ads, and the same happens with social networks. This strategy complicates the option of rejecting this ad banner as they offer us new shoes at a 70% discount that we were looking for a few hours ago in the browser with no intention of purchasing them. As an intriguing fact, in the documentary they show the number of ads we have seen since our birth: 5,000 in total.
We also follow a tour Ryan Nicodemus s Joshua Fields In the United States, we are seeing interviews with journalists, sociologists, psychologists, architects, economists, and other professionals who have joined the Minimalist movement. An intervention that does not go unnoticed comes from a neuropsychologist Rick HansonWhich confirms studies that money does not buy happiness. In the United States, average spending increased by $ 40,000 from 1972 to 2002, however, the northern country is still not in the top ten in the global happiness ranking.
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