Here's just a little excerpt:
But let’s be real here. In spite of embracing the concept of simplicity, most people really love their stuff, and they love acquiring more stuff. Like our attitudes about a healthy diet, our feelings about material things are complicated. We know what’s good for us, but we just don’t want to give up what we like. Our stuff makes us feel good.I'd like to recommend that you click through and read the article. There are some guidelines about buying new things that are truly helpful.
Is it possible to live a simple life and still love stuff? How much letting go of stuff really counts toward simplifying anyway?