Teen Review: Everything That Remains
Review by Leya, age 19
I have been on a journey to finding happiness and discovering myself and for so long I felt lost. I didn't know what I wanted, what made me happy. I was so discontent with the way the world worked. I was not happy with my life and myself but when I first watched Minimalism, the documentary on Netflix, I became so passionate and inspired with the idea. I thought, "Yes! This is it!" I am so glad I was introduced to minimalism because it helped me learn so much about myself and about what I wanted. It helped me throughout my journey.
But now, while I love the message, the writing could be better. I do not know how to explain it, but there was much stuff that made Everything That Remains less enjoyable than the film. Some things just stretched on for too long and there were things that weren't really relevant. I read this book because I wanted to learn more about minimalism. I also wanted to learn about the journey by the authors to discovering minimalism and their journey while figuring out how to make minimalism unique to them, but I got a lot of stories that felt random and were not relevant to minimalism.
In my opinion, if you want to learn about minimalism, check out the documentary on Netflix, Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, or check out the website, themininalists.com. And yes, I am promoting it because it may be of value to some of you and, hopefully, will help you discover yourself – like it did me.