50 Questions about Minimalism for Classroom Discussions

Published on July 18, 2021 | Updated on March 3, 2024

I found Minimalism since I was a little kid and back in the day I didn’t know that minimalism was a lifestyle.

I learned about minimalism as a way of living through friends posting articles or quotes about minimalism on Facebook.

Hopefully, I start living a most minimalist life from now on.

What’s Minimalism?

Minimalism is a tool that can assist you in finding freedom. Freedom from fear. Freedom from worry. Freedom from overwhelming. Freedom from guilt.

Freedom from depression. Freedom from the trappings of the consumer culture we’ve built our lives around. Real freedom.

Questions about Minimalism: General Questions

These are some beginner questions about minimalism

  1. What’s a minimalism?
  2. What are you passionate about?
  3. Do you know people who try to live a minimalist life?
  4. What do you like about minimalism?
  5. What things can you get rid of?
  6. How can you de-clutter your home from stuff you don’t need?
  7. How can you simplify your life?
  8. Do you accumulate a lot of stuff?
  9. What aspects of minimalism don’t you like?
  10. What are some of the benefits about living a minimalist life?

Questions about Minimalism: General Questions

These are some beginner questions about minimalism

  1. What’s minimalism taken to extremes?
  2. What do you usually give as presents for Christmas or for other special ocasions?
  3. How many subscriptions do you pay per year? How much money do you spend on subscriptions every year?
  4. Can you convince your spouse to live a minimalist life?
  5. What examples of minimalism do you see in famous people?
  6. Do minimalists have clearer goals?
  7. Do minimalist have to manage their money well?

Questions about Minimalism: Learning about Minimalism

These are some questions that will help you find out about sites and places where you can learn more about minimalism.

  1. Where can you learn more about minimalism?
  2. Have you ever watched documentaries about minimalism?
  3. Have you ever watched videos from Matt D’ Avella?
  4. Do you follow blogs about minimalism?
  5. Do you have any favorite YouTube channels about minimalism?
  6. Have you ever watched “Minimalism: A Documentary about Important Things”
  7. Do you listen to any minimalism podcast?

Questions about Minimalism: Money

One of the main keys of minimalism is  financial freedom, these are some questions that tackle that problem

  1. What’s a frugal person?
  2. How can Minimalism help you deal with debt?
  3. Can Minimalism help you be debt free?
  4. What changes can you make to live with financial freedom?
  5. How can a budget give you financial freedom?
  6. How can I get out of debt when I barely make ends meet?
  7. How can you keep your expenses simple?
  8. How can you create a budget and stick to it?
  9. How can you stop impulse purchases?
  10. How can you invest money?
  11. Are people who spend money on experience happier?

Questions about Minimalism: Clothing

These are some questions about minimalism that have something to do with clothing items

  1. How many clothing items do you have?
  2. How many pair of shoes do you have?
  3. Do you have clothing in your closet that you never wear?
  4. Do you think that media is shaping our consumer choices?
  5. Do you usually receive clothing items as gifts  and you end up not wearing?
  6. What do you usually do with clothing in good conditions but that you never wear?
  7. What criteria do you use to make shopping decisions?
  8. What’s challenge project 333? Are thirty three items enough to dress for 3 months?

Questions about Minimalism: Social Media

These are some social media questions about how you use social media

  1. How can we apply minimalism to social media?
  2. How much time do you spend on Facebook?
  3. What social media network do yo use? How much time do you spend on them?
  4. Do you pay too much attention to reactions by friends and acquaintances?
  5. Does social media make you less productive?
  6. Do you procrastinate things in life for spending too much time on social media?
  7. Have you ever deleted your Facebook account?
  8. How often do you post on social networks?
  9. Have you ever tried to turn off all notifications?
  10. Do you check your social networks before going to bed?
  11. What else can you do instead of spending too much time on social media?

Questions about Minimalism: Myths

These are some questions that can help you understand more about minimalism

  1. Do you have to get rid of everything you own?
  2. Are you making your life harder trying to live simpler?
  3. Are you not having enough fun living a simpler life?
  4. Do you have to get rid of hobbies?

Sources to Learn more about Minimalism

These are some great blogs to learn more about Minimalism

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Manuel Campos

Manuel Campos

I am Jose Manuel, English professor and creator of EnglishPost.org, a blog whose mission is to share lessons for those who want to learn and improve their English