Lessism usually only counts on personal things that belong only to the owner. It means that it usually doesn’t include household furniture, dishes, cleaning supplies, or other shared items.
Often times lessism is considered as a badge of honor in minimalist circles, as in lessism is a competition scored like golf, where the fewest pieces wins.
Minimalist #2: (who already partakes in lessism): "Only 100 things? I have 42!"
Minimalist #1: Whoa... that is so minimal. I think I need to head back to my apartment to get rid of more stuff."