The bare minimum

Minimalism is wonderful. Why clutter your life with stuff you don’t need? Here, from the golden sayings of Epictetus are words from the original Stoic himself: 

Take what relates to the body as far as the bare use warrants—as meat, drink, raiment, house and servants. But all that makes for show and luxury reject.

Wait a second…servants ? The ancient Greeks, in the philosophical school that invented minimalism, says you need servants as much as food and shelter?!

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