Your Character's Stuff Tells a Story
I used to follow "The Minimalists" On Facebook, a community based on downsizing your life, living more simply through fewer possessions, less debt, and more time with people and pursuits that matter to you. On the weekend before Valentine's day, The Minimalists posted several anti-consumerist posts. All of them made the point that giving gifts was ultimately a destructive practice, that it is not a love language, but rather a habit. They also said giving diamonds is not giving love, but rather ostentatious overspending. Sounds pretty reasonable for people who adhere to minimalism, right? But holy heavens, the comments section.