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1. There is an idea being pushed around lately that I've not seen much pushback on but I think there should be. The idea is: a clean, uncluttered environment produces clean uncluttered thoughts.

It's a central tenant of minimalism and seems to be embraced by many millennials.
2. It seems like a simple concept and granted everyone is different and it may work for some. However, it should not be accepted as a fact.

You can just as easily say an uncluttered mind is an empty mind.
3. Clutter like most things is not a bad or good thing. It depends on context and amount. A room so full of clutter you can't walk or breath is for most a bad thing. A room so empty that it's bare is for most also a bad thing. Same goes for one full of garbage vs sterile
4. A white padded room with nothing else in it, is after all where the insane use to be placed.

5. A cluttered room can contain many things; furniture, books, technology, knick knacks, photos, art work, print media, garbage, litter, tools, and windows to name a few.
6. All of these things produces good and bad memories, gives information, gives comfort/discomfort, invoke emotions and other thoughts.

7. One could make the argument that simple clean uncluttered environments produce simple thoughts not complex thoughts.
8. Anyone that has been educated understands that thoughts build on foundations of other thoughts. You start in kindergarten sniffing/eating the glue and learn over time that the glue can also be used to combine two or more different items into one.
9. Good clutter can be seen as a type of glue. A glue that binds you to the past, that allows different thoughts to stack together producing bigger and more complex thoughts.

10. Without that clutter it's much harder to form new thoughts, new ideas, experience new emotions etc
11. Bad clutter can be seen as a solvent that breaks down or stops complex thoughts.

12. To get rid of bad clutter and promote the good clutter we do this thing called cleaning. We don't throw the baby out with the bathwater when we clean him.
13. You don't burn down the house to clear your house. You can clear your head just as well by mediation, exercising, sleeping. Hell, you can leave the clutter for a bit if you need a clean slate and then reenter the clutter to build upon the simple thoughts.
14. If you want to make life easier don't throw out all your clutter. Throw out the garbage and treasure the good clutter that remains. The clutter that makes you, you. Don't be afraid to add to that good clutter as you grow, instead rejoice in the memories& emotions it brings.
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