Until recently I was fascinated by minimalism. I kind of got over it after a flurry of activity in the tech world that annoyed me enough to write this.
As with anything you've spent time exploring, however, you eventually come back to it. That's why a post entitled Modern Minimalism by Pat Shea has (re-)piqued my interest. So yes, from what I can see he's a young, white, reasonably well-off (possibly single?) man who talks about how you don't need soap because eating, sleeping and exercise properly means "you will almost never get sick and your body will never smell bad."
Good luck with that.
But seriously, his answer to the (self-asked) question of what he has in place of all of the stuff he's missing interests me:
Time. I have time. Lots of it. Time to spend working on creative projects, hanging out with old friends, making new friends, chasing girls, traveling, connecting with my family, learning new skills, improving myself, and attempting to change the world. I gained the time to spend doing what I love by cutting out the time I spent maintaining my possessions.
I'm looking forward to the time when someone buys our house and I can get rid of some of this clutter. Some of it is the paraphernalia that goes with family life, but there's lots of stuff that I just haven't had the wherewithal to jettison.