Less isn't more. Just enough is more. More than just enough is less.
The not-so-secret secret to simple living is recognizing the optimal quantity of anything you need to realize your goals. It is finding the sweet spot of just enough.
As some point less leaves you longing. Your life's potential is not realized if you lack.
And if you always desire more, you will never know the life-affirming freedom of contentment. When you find your point of just enough, more is merely an expensive distraction from what is really important.
Perhaps more so, since those seeking simplicity are less burdened.
What matters is the purpose that possessions play in our lives. Do we look to our things to provide us with meaning and security, or are we looking at them merely as tools that can help us fulfill our purpose?
Neither lack nor luxury will get us to where we need to be.
Just enough will.