There are many people around the globe who have become a minimalist. In the United States they are selling their large homes and living in an RV, caravan, or a tiny home.  It’s been going on for a few years.  As the cost of utilities rise, children move away from home, and loss of their former higher incomes, people are becoming minimalists.  They are trading and selling everything for a new lifestyle.  Is having less a fad?  I doubt it.  If you watch TV, many of the ads are geared towards buying.  It could be a new home, car, travel, fine jewelry, remodel your home, or even  a surgical procedure or a magic pill to make us look and feel younger.  The advertising firms have convinced us that we are not happy if we don’t have beautiful fine things.  Yet, as a minimalist you can have a quality lifestyle with less.  If you have ever glanced at the tiny home or prefab structures, it may actually dazzle you.  For those that work at home or have a family, it might not be quite so appealing.  Yet a person who chooses to live their lifestyle without the latest and greatest of everything, may actually be happier.  There is less to maintain or pay for.  If you are a slave to your home, vehicle, and lifestyle as an imitation of the rich and famous, are you truly happy?  Wouldn’t life be easier with less bills, no debt, and freedom to do as you wish?  Take a long holiday, visit countries that appeal to you, or simply enjoy your life without so much pressure?   As a consumer society, we have been taught that is the only road to our personal happiness.  If it’s not for you, you can slowly eliminate the clutter in your life, cut back on your possessions,  and simply your schedule.  In the Good Gus series, everyone is a minimalist.  The books, exclusively on Kindle,  are ideal nap reading for your younger children.  If you have thought about becoming a minimalist, Leo Babauto has written a book, “The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life.”  If you have perused it I hope you will consider reading “Misplaced Trust” which is available 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.