The Jubber Journal

sharing snippets in random sequence from my life

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Less is More

Minimalism defined:

  • A school of abstract painting and sculpture that emphasizes extreme simplification of form, as by the use of basic shapes and monochromatic palettes of primary colors, objectivity, and anonymity of style.
  • Use of the fewest and barest essentials or elements, as in the arts, literature, or design.

I like the idea of extreme simplification of form and anonymity of style coupled with the notion of existing with the fewest and barest essentials or elements! With that in mind, I opted to change the look and feel of the Jubber Journal. If less is more, and minimalism is the metaphor of cleanliness then I think I am headed in the right direction.

How do we bring this into existence though? We can easily manipulate a template, change a style and click a few buttons here and there, and almost instantly in the electronic world, the change is made. In life – not so easy! Going to the extreme is possible, going overboard is simple, so where do we draw the line. It must start with simple goal setting, tenacity and sense of accomplishment. Interpret it as you may, to the hoarders life might well be minimalistic, but that viewpoint is skewed. To the individual existing on bare essentials by way of choice, through their lens life is chaotic and the constant need for less IS more!