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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.

The Minimalists Podcast The Minimalists

    • Mental Health
    • 4.8, 98 Ratings

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.

    The Lacking

    The Lacking

    Joshua and Ryan discuss the fear of missing out (FOMO), the joy of missing out (JOMO), and how to be content in the midst of uncertainty with author, theologian, and philosopher Peter Rollins, and they answer the following questions:
    What is ‘the lack’? (03:51)
    What is the difference between freedom and determinism? (04:58)
    What are hypothetical and categorical imperatives? (06:27)
    Can too much freedom cause anxiety? (11:52)
    How do I find satisfaction with my current situation rather than constantly searching for something new? (13:40)
    What is the difference between desire and drive? (15:50)
    Why do most of us seem to crave change? (23:12)
    What is the burden of freedom? (24:20)
    What is the ‘lack of the secret’ compared to the ‘secret of the lack’? (27:37)
    How can I curb my constant desire for new things? (32:09)
    Is our desire for the new related to our past? (33:46)
    What is guilt? (38:48)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
    Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    • 50 min
    Quickie: How to Let Go When Overwhelmed by Decluttering

    Quickie: How to Let Go When Overwhelmed by Decluttering

    Joshua and Ryan discuss overcoming overwhelm. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

    • 5 min
    Overstuffed

    Overstuffed

    Joshua and Ryan talk about stuff and why many of us still have too much, and they answer the following questions:
    How can pressure help me become a better minimalist? (02:21)
    How do I manage my children’s belongings? (03:52)
    How do I help my loved ones simplify their lives? (06:30)
    How do I address my compulsion to build collections? (11:39)
    What is the difference between joy and happiness? (12:28)
    What creates true joy? (14:40)
    How much is enough? (15:42)
    How can friction help me on my minimalist journey? (17:21)
    What is the value of ‘why’? (22:25)
    How do I curate what’s appropriate for me to keep long-term when I’m constantly moving? (24:36)
    How do I let go of the burden of cost? (27:15)
    How do I remove the meaning I’ve given to things? (28:26)
    What is the ‘price of admission’? (30:23)
    How do I responsibly dispose of items that no longer serve their function? (33:52)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
    Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    • 48 min
    Quickie: Trendy or timeless?

    Quickie: Trendy or timeless?

    Joshua and Ryan discuss the elegance of simple, timeless style with the founder of PreachersNSneakers, Tyler Jones. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

    • 7 min
    Fashion Obsession

    Fashion Obsession

    Joshua and Ryan talk about our obsessions with trends and fashion, as well as dissect our infatuation with clothing, style, and shoes with the founder of PreachersNSneakers, Tyler Jones, and they answer the following questions:
    How did PreachersNSneakers start? (02:11)
    Is the current hip wardrobe of many modern religious leaders simply the new version of wearing the ‘Sunday best’? (11:10)
    Is it problematic for modern religious leaders to promote and sell church-branded swag? (13:44)
    Is it acceptable for religious leaders to wear expensive clothing that was gifted or donated to them? (14:40)
    Can function be separated from form? (16:20)
    How concerned should we be about the message our appearance communicates? (18:20)
    Would Jesus wear expensive, fashionable clothing? (23:52)
    How do I purchase clothing intentionally without becoming obsessed with it afterward? (26:10)
    Is our culture influencing our possession obsession? (27:40)
    How do I select clothing that can serve multiple purposes in a seasonal climate? (34:42)
    Is it helpful to employ delayed gratification to curb our shopping? (38:50)
    Is it best to search for items that are multi-functional with a durable style? (40:41)
    How do I develop my own personal style so I’m not adversely influenced by advertising? (43:30)
    Are we essentially paying companies to use our bodies as walking billboards? (43:43)
    Are Kanye West’s presidential aspirations questionable? (49:50)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
    Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Quickie: Is negativity contagious?

    Quickie: Is negativity contagious?

    Joshua and Ryan discuss how to avoid the virus of negativity. Listen to “Maximal” episodes of The Minimalists Private Podcast exclusively at patreon.com/theminimalists

    • 6 min

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98 Ratings

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