Hi Angela,

I couldn’t agree more with your prediction! I think the minimalist trend in the physical space is only the start and that we’ll start to see a big shift in other areas as well (education, career development, etc.). However, I’d wager that it will more likely be 15-20 years before that shift is really obvious (I think it has already started, but on a scale too small to really be noticeable).

I think this six month trip has really helped me see how social development that is left unchecked, and growth that focuses more on short-term results rather than sustainable and equally distributed results, always leaves behind the majority of the people who were most in need of that development.