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being a millennial and having one of those backgrounds of a rough sort i was amazed to see an interview with jay z who has a similar background where his appearance was far simpler than most other artists. this made me think about his rap career and how he has staying power and he is always relevant, and i think that is the same for the average person living the minimalist lifestyle you have staying power. you are always relevant and therefore relatable, and therefore more apt to have success in multiple arenas. you get rid of all the material things and you become clean simple, and universal much like jay z. minimalism then in some sense leads to innovation. for instance this video is much more innovative than most rap videos with being simple.

  1. Mr. Graham
    February 18, 2010 at 1:26 am

    I agree with the minimalized philosophy and relevancy – this is why I continue to wear white T’s in every decade that comes and goes. Originally developed in the 1800’s to cool off miners in the severe heat of there work, this simple garment has staying power and relevance. The US navy and armed forces first adopted them in the Spanish American war as undershirts so there uniforms would not get soiled. Marlon Brando wore one in the 50’s, Gangsters, mobsters, businessmen, and your average man where them under suits, jerseys, sweaters etc… My pops and grandfather wore them under overalls and with jeans while picking cotton, and fruit in the Midwest and central California valley. They were and are practical, afforfable, reflect heat rather than absorb it like darker colors, and let’s b honest – look fly with some jeans. Jay- Z still wheres white T’s and he’s relevant. I’m just saying u will always see me “in a white T lookin for whifey.”

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