15 Feb '12, 4pm

This guy owns only 15 things via @grist

Andrew Hyde owns only 15 things. And he knows what you're thinking right now : The first question is always "Do you do laundry? How many pairs of underwear?" I’ll never get a stranger's obsession with my knickers, but that is *always* question #1. Question #2 is the "What do you own?" countdown, which is both fun and annoying to answer. Here's the secret. He doesn't count underwear or socks, because he could "easily replace [them] and could not resell for any value." (Also, how much stuff do you own, buddy? Yeah, that's what I thought.) Hyde told author Scott Berkum what he's learned from living minimally: This whole experience has taught me something very simple: debt kills dreams. Debt is cash, things and fear … I don’t have much right now. 3 shirts, a pair of pants and shorts. Some odds and ends. I do some pretty interesting and amazing things everyday, and not once in ...

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