If you had all the time in the world, what would you do first?

A question we asked the community and the answers we received

Words by Minimalism Life

Periodically, we ask a single question where we invite answers from the Minimalism Life community. And then we share some of our favourite responses. All responses remain anonymous, but it’s an interesting insight into how this nuanced tool, minimalism, can be life-changing for many people.

Recently, we asked, “If you had all the time in the world, what would you do first?”


“Knit. No matter what knitting is my first go-to. And if money was no object, I would solve my city's homelessness problem by opening a homeless shelter.”


“Have a good sleep with sweet dreams!”


“Sit quietly on top of a mountain, listening to the wind.”


“Travel and meet people from other cultures.”


“Travel to all of the major cities of the world and visit their art museums.”


“Get a massage. 💆🏻‍♀️”


“I’d change my major to Nanotechnology and pursue a PhD.”


“Play with my child.”


“Draw.”


Want to share your own answer? Our current question is: “How do you know when you have ‘enough’?”

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