This past holiday season, I received two new basketball shoes from my loved ones (Thanks to my dad, Rodel, for giving me a new pair of Nike Zoom Kobe VII’s, and to my wife Denielle for Steve Nash’s Nike white/black-wolf gray Lunar Hypergamer low shoes. I love them! Muah, muah!).
|Nike Zoom Kobe VII white/court purple/black/university gold|
Now, with my Jordan CP3’s, I have three basketball shoes.
One might say, “Oh, you’re a hypocrite saying you’re a minimalist, owning three basketball shoes when you only need one.”
“And not to mention that your Lakers are losing. Ha ha ha (wicked laugh)!”
Well, it’s okay with me that the Lakers are losing because life isn’t just about basketball.
What I can’t accept is that having three basketball shoes makes me a hypocrite.
I’m a basketball player. I use basketball shoes frequently. I use them to play the game that I loved since childhood, and will continue to love till I grow old.
It’s okay for a minimalist to own more of his favorite stuff. If it’s his favorite, then it must be beautiful, useful, and joyful for him, right? That’s why I keep saying that it’s different for everyone. We’re all unique.
Actually, I’m thinking about it now. What if everything we own are all our favorite things? Have you ever thought of that?
What if all you own are your favorite things? Wouldn’t it be nice?
What’s not good is when we keep so much stuff even if we don’t like them, don’t use them, and don’t even look good on them. What do you think?