"Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things" is a powerful dose of perspective. The concept of cutting out the excess and focusing on what is most important is a cause that could actually help us to become a happier society. The key to this film is Dan Harris and Joshua Becker, a pair who practices what they preach. The film examines minimalism from several different perspectives including people who have given up high-paying jobs in favor of having time to do what they love, fitting everything that is important to you into a carry-on bag, and an interesting chapter on tiny houses. I appreciated the poignant advice about parenting in a way that discourages materialism. You will likely turn on "Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things" out of curiosity but in the end, you will find it impossible to watch this documentary without some serious self-reflection in the end.
[Pictured: Everyone will want a tiny house after watching this documentary!]