Are you wondering why buying new things doesn't bring happiness? Minimalism is derived from “minimum” – we like to think of it as minimum stress which causes maximum pleasure. As a simple rule, to be a minimalist, you should possess less than 100 things at a time. Owning a car or a home or even an extra television can be considered overspending. You should focus on enjoying your job rather than building a career, be open to living in exotic, sometimes remote places all over the world, be able to pack up your bags and simply move wherever you want.