2 game-changing life lessons minimalism has taught me in the last 3 years

Hint — It wasn’t just doing laundry more often.

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It’s 2017 and I’m standing inside of a Russian detention cell at Pulkovo airport in Saint Petersburg. I overhear one border guard ask the other why I’ve been detained. The guard quickly remarks to the other “He’s got a ton of unmarked powders and drugs in his luggage.”