To give some brief information: The movement of Minimalism started in New York, late 1960s, to present itself as “cool over dramatic” in many art forms. Minimalist artists and scholars believed that with fewer material and fewer possession, comes the limpid and the clearer life.
For what they have taught me, this post is dedicated to my mom&dad.
After spending the first 8 years of their marriage traveling all around the world, these two individuals decided to have me. Obviously, I changed their style of living in an enormous way. Apart from all the huge changes a baby brings; at first, you would think that with me, they wouldn’t be able to travel as much as they once did. But you are wrong. They had me in an airplane going to Switzerland when I was just 3 months old. However, I like to believe that with me coming along, they learned to live a life that was totally different to their previous lives and that made them see everything in a whole new way.
Ever since the beginning of humanity, the meaning of “self” is being debated. If you haven’t thought of it yet, I assure you, some day you will. I have always been someone that felt a lot, saw a lot and understood a lot. I knew there were questions that were hunting me; but I was never able to give a name to them.
Now, I know what those questions are: What am I & why am I the way I am?
I wonder if my “self” is created through forced thoughts from the outside world, or if it is just my soul. Am I living the life I truly want, or am I living the life society wants me to live?