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

The Minimalists Podcast Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 68 Ratings

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

    When Your Partner Owns Too Much

    When Your Partner Owns Too Much

    Joshua and Ryan discuss how to best address a partner's tendency to hoard. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

    • 9 min
    Enoughism

    Enoughism

    Joshua and Ryan discuss identifying how much is enough so we can subtract the excess to get there, and they answer the following questions:
    What is “enoughism”? (00:00)
    How is enoughism different from minimalism? (03:04)
    Given that the key to transformation is understanding our ‘whys,’ why does anyone truly want more, and, conversely, why does anyone truly want less? (12:20)
    When it comes to a small business, how much record-keeping is enough and what is the ideal way to store it? (24:57)
    How does renouncing something create an attachment to it? (30:09)
    How do we learn to recognize the difference between enough and a false sense of security and comfort from unnecessary consumerism? (39:35)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
    Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    • 51 min
    What are death practices?

    What are death practices?

    Joshua and Ryan discuss what death practices are and how they can help us live with more purpose and intention with author Jamie Wheal. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

    • 3 min
    Finding Meaning

    Finding Meaning

    Joshua and Ryan talk about our constant search for meaning, purpose, and significance; they discuss ways we can rethink spirituality, sex, and death with author Jamie Wheal; and they answer the following questions:
    What is “meaning”? (01:04)
    Why do we always seem to look for shortcuts? (03:57)
    What are heuristics? (05:30)
    What constitutes a true nihilist? (13:39)
    Is awareness a curse? (16:55)
    Once we find meaning in life, do we have a duty to help others find meaning as well? (18:25)
    What is the difference between being selfish and being self-centered? (20:01)
    What is the Hedonic treadmill? (25:19)
    What is the difference between narcissism and nihilism? (27:29)
    What is rapture ideology? (35:35)
    How does one find meaning after a close loved one has passed and they are struggling to deal with the passing? (40:43)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
    Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    • 55 min
    What's the worst advice?

    What's the worst advice?

    Joshua and Ryan discuss why some of the very worst advice is the advice we didn't ask for. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

    • 3 min
    Think the Opposite

    Think the Opposite

    Joshua and Ryan discuss how we’re too often led astray by the status quo and how we can benefit from doing the opposite, and they answer the following questions:
    What does it mean to be authentic? (00:00)
    What is so problematic about trends? (04:58)
    Can we find meaning in suffering? (10:56)
    Why are opinions so inconsequential? (20:48)
    When have you benefited from thinking the opposite? (22:21)
    I’m being advised by my ethics class in college that retirement is detrimental to our growth and development as human beings—do you think that is true? (29:20)
    What is the best kind of growth? (34:31)
    Some of the worst advice I’ve received is, “Fake it until you make it”—what is wrong with being a work in progress? (44:30)
    How is all advice flawed advice? (44:59)
    Do we improve our lives more by addition or subtraction? (52:00)
    Detailed show notes: minimalists.com/podcast
    Support The Minimalists: minimalists.com/support

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

WhatMakesYouClick ,

These guys know their stuff

The Minimalists address a far broader range of topics than just minimalism. They are the real thing: living proof of what one can free up when one lets go. Love their passion!

Zanx69 ,

Great eclectic (sorry) collection of useful information

I really like these podcastsbecaus ethey not only talk about minimalism but a wide variety of subjects tangentially related to the concept of minimalism.

meyerdebeer ,

Helping to navigate life!

These guys really give you some basic advise in navigating a very cluttered, consumer driven life. How to drain out the noise and live a happier life.

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