If you can learn to live with less, you'll be less prone to the desires of others. Minimalism is freedom.

Society provides various escapes, but many of these escapes are actually traps. In other words, consumerism offers solutions to many of our problems, but it also creates new problems. Learning to live with less can eliminate many problems.

The life of a monk proves that we don't need many of the things we think we need. Monks show us that we have our minds focused on the wrong things most of the time. Monks show us that there's another way to live.