I'm dedicated to my art.
Everyday, all day, I carry at least one camera with me, always allowing me an opportunity to record the interesting, the unusual, my chance to observe and share. Since my middle teens, a camera has been with me constantly. I grew up in film, therefore you could not go crazy taking everything. You had to decide if it had lasting importance of some nature, before taking an image. True, it didn't have to be great, but there had to be some underlying reason to take the picture with the limited film supply you were loaded with or could carry.
Today, the rules have changed, yet the underlining reasons still exist. Always have a camera with you. For the vast majority, almost everyone, a picture phone is enough. For those, I say check out my images and compare them to yours. Having a real camera allows quality, and consistency. Having a clean lens and a fast aperture is a good start. Having a file large enough to edit and work with is better. Having a medium conducive to storing the image at its highest level is best.
BUT...There are times when you cannot carry all the cameras, lenses and tripods.
What do you take when you're going minimal?
I have been traveling recently, and this very question came up on many occasions. There are places, like theaters and shows where the rule is no cameras. There are places in the public where a camera bag and monopod are too much to watch, or the burden is too large to haul as you move about in uncertain situations.
I have to carry a phone for business first, social life second. It is an internet connection primarily, phone secondarily, camera never. For this I carry my Nikon Coolpix AW130 with the quick release base removed. It is small, the lens doesn't extend, fits in my front pants pocket, and is unnoticed. The phone, the other front pocket, and somewhere a wallet with ID, cash, credit cards, and business cards to hand out or write notes on. I can slip about in public not burdened with bulk, and appear as normal to others as I can. I will miss my regular camera bag, with all the other items I might need, but going minimal means minimal fuss on the road. It also means sacrificing some control with the photo, but it's possible to take fantastic photos by using what limited control I can, with the automation scene selections these small digital cameras allow.