Why do people dislike minimalist design?

I must admit that I am always captivated by the modernity and simplicity of a well-designed minimalist space. In fact, I believe that the emergence of minimalism reflects a certain mindset of those who adhere to the minimalist religion: a sense of the “less is more” theory, and the reliance on the imagination for... show more I must admit that I am always captivated by the modernity and simplicity of a well-designed minimalist space. In fact, I believe that the emergence of minimalism reflects a certain mindset of those who adhere to the minimalist religion: a sense of the “less is more” theory, and the reliance on the imagination for perceived beauty (as in modern art, which I also adore). So why is it that when I am downtown with friends, and I point into a shop window saying “That’s interesting,” they’ll reply with, “No, it’s boring.” Not only that, but then they’ll point to some ornate, carved thing, made of only the finest mahogany and say, “That’s beautiful!” (I, of course, will reply with, “No, it’s excessive, and probably ugly too.”) So, what I want to know is, Why is there all this hatred and prejudice against minimalism in today’s modern society?
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