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225: Excerpts from the Book Essential by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists

2016-07-23 | 🔗

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 4 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY, NPR, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

Episode 225: Excerpts from the Book Essential by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists (Beginner Minimalism).

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this is one of those sites where i could use the break to use yourself it was the same but i like to tell you what's going on and with the extra work to get my brother's podcast up he's going to say me time animals have been gracious enough to let me read any and all of their book to you so a huge thanks to them so that i'm going to play an excerpt from their book and start optimizing your life simple mason radical sometimes people avoid minimalism because the word itself sounds extreme radical subversive afraid of stepping outside cultural boundaries these people avoid simple find their lives because they don't want the label minimalist if minimalism seems to us dear than perhaps he can relabel your flavour of simplification
we suggest any of the following isms enough ism essential ism selective ism duration ism naturalism stoicism epicurean ism appropriate ism symbolism some practical ism living within your means ism call it whatever you want no matter which is a mew favour the important part is it helps you live with intention his minimalism only for single rich white guys when a montreal asked us his question granted she positive more congenial e than rhin above but restated this way we get to the heart of the matter we won't bother detailing the many examples that immediately torpedo this assumption are friendly about on a six kids tammy strabo on her tiny house patrick grown and his family others none of whom are single nor rich nor white eyes and yet they all embracing most lifestyle note you can write
more about minimalist families including additional books in resources at the minimalist star com for slush children let's look at the question from a broader perspective the bureau of labor statistics shows that in today's economy quote is entirely possible for poor people to have much of the same material comforts cars televisions computers smartphones has more affluent people if he's trapped in low paying jobs with little prospect of improvement on a quote in other words rich people and poor people can both be rest by the possessions they desire however poor people are considerably more stifled because of their lesser corn quote prospect of improvement process minimalism is the portico prospect of improvement whenever desires greater than one's ability to attain discontentment sets in educating impulse to compulsively consume however we take back control of our desires as well as our pocketbooks according to the new york times there is evidence that quote money relieve suffering in cases of true material need but when money back
was an end in itself it can bring miss we too want to quote ones are based human needs are met money doesn't by happiness and neither does poverty people with you resources especially those with less money can benefit most from minimalism a minimal i saw how people determined what truly adds value to their lives does even more important when our resources are limited we have less money than we must be more intentional with how we spend it simplification began its intention reality rich or poor married or single black or white simplifying one's life can only benefit one circumstances the stoics understood this as it the row gandhi jesus and the buddha it sure would be nice if everyone else did too the gospel of less no minimalism is not a religion religions complicated and sensitive subject for many you know we don't typically speed you're right about religion his presence
the loom over each event we host curiosity is natural so its inevitable people often approaches things like it's wonderful to see two guys spreading jesus christ message which is usually followed by another person saying it's great to see a couple mood sharing their story or did you know me it was the original minimalist unaware britain but unfortunately title newspaper article in tennessee we were recently said to be quote spreading the gospel of less on quote the connotation of witches a bit troubling even more troubling was a radio hosts take in oklahoma city we refer to us as the quote l ron huh of minimalism manu quote thankfully he was joking whatever religious beliefs we have no spiritual advice for you the beat the thing about minimalism though is it worked whether you're religious or not i personally know minimalist who are christian passers minimalist who are practising buddhists minimalist where eighty we even though a minimalist rabbi
because minimalism is a lifestyle that helps people question what things add value to their lives it applies to any religion or no the at all in fact the two of us hold radically different religious beliefs the journey towards simplicity however had nothing to do with religion and said it was a reaction to the discontentment we experienced after being steeped in consumerism for three i guess we live in a world in which many people have different beliefs different faiths but god no god we can all live more deliberately this into an excerpt from the book essential by the minimalist of the minimalist stockholm essential as a college sin of a bunch of their essays so if you liked their posts i read to you here on the par cast you'll love the book as being of their books slightly over one week i'm gonna be giving away a copy of the book minimalism live a meaningful life to a random so driver on my email list should be a part of that for free come by old podcast outcome
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