My interest in minimalism as a lifestyle choice and productivity strategy is the result of the evolution of my philosophy of life from the Voluntary Simplicity of the 1990s environmental movement, my liberating gypsy-like time living out of two small pieces of luggage (with no car and no actual home of my own) as a newbie flight attendant, my respect for the uncluttered serenity of Japanese interior design and the Buddhist message of impermanence. 375 more words