I certainly don't think of myself as a minimalist, but I do agree with the main philosophy behind this movement: Minimalism is a tool to help you understand what really matters to you, to let go of what doesn't serve you - be it physical possessions as well as mental clutter - and free up space for what will allow you to lead a meaningful life.
There obviously is no standard recipe for what this means for each and every one of us. Everyone's interests and priorities are different. You don't have to only own three t-shirts and pair of bamboo chopstick and live out of a backpack in Thailand in order to call yourself a minimalist. It's really all about finding out what works for you.
I used to be skeptical about Minimalism until I realised that getting rid of stuff is not limited to physical stuff but applies to mental clutter as well.
Over the past couple of years I've been focusing a lot on gradually letting go of anything in my life that didn't serve a purpose for me, working towards the goal of surrounding myself with only things and people and activities that make me happy and excited rather than weighing me down.
Read my posts about Minimalism here.