Asher Wright learned certain things from his parents at an early age. Initially he was taught that it was not prudent to buy more than was needed nor was it prudent to spend more than what one had simply to keep up appearances. They were not minimalist but they were careful with what they spent and they did not attract debt. They saved and bought what they wanted. As an adult Asher remembered these life lessons and applied them to everything that he did. When he was introduced to the concept of minimalism he was even more intrigued. He marveled at those individuals who could live with just the bare necessities.