Becoming Minimalist blogger Joshua Becker shares the story of Gracia and Martin Burnham, who were kidnapped and taken hostage by terrorists in 2001. The couple spent a year in the jungle, and her husband was killed during the rescue attempt. She talked with Becker about her experience and what became important when they had no possessions except for the clothes they wore. Becker found some common themes for reflection between Gracia’s experience and his minimalism, including motivation for ownership, articulating values, learning what he has to contribute to the world, and learning to engage his mind in new areas.
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