“Love people and use things, because the opposite never works.”
The Minimalists consist of Joshua Fields Milburn & Ryan Nicodemus, two genuinely interesting guys who figured out that less truly is more. They quit their corporate jobs, got rid of most of their stuff, followed their passions, began to write, started a blog, did some interviews, published a book, went on tour, published more books — and then made a documentary about all they’d learned along the way. On top of that, they also run a popular podcast, a minimalist website, and have even (recently) launched their own animated YouTube series. What don’t these guys do? Well, they don’t value possessions over people or bring more items into their lives than they can actually use.
Podcast: The Minimalists Podcast is available on Sound Cloud, Google Play, Spotify, YouTube, and iTunes
Books: Essential – Essays by the Minimalists, Minimalism – Live a Meaningful Life*, and Everything That Remains – A Memoir
*I was gifted a pdf of this book by the Minimalists a few years back to share. Please send me an email if you would like a copy of the file.
Documentary: Minimalism — A Documentary About the Important Things is available on Netflix, for rent via YouTube, and for purchase through Vimeo (with tons of bonus footage unavailable anywhere else)
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