The guys who turned minimalism into a religion

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Aww, man. I have listened to their podcast, which actually covers different topics of minimalism in depth. Sad to see their documentary didn't evolve beyond their TED talk when they actually have more in their repertoire to work with.
Chloe Jablonka
Chloe Jablonka 2 цагийн өмнө
Omg these two are such cringe 🤢
rxlfe 4 цагийн өмнө
Lol. I wanted to enjoy this minimalism thing. Couldn't go through it. Felt really preachy. Cringy
Kalida 5 цагийн өмнө
Soooo I do want to counter the education-angle. But that's because I think education (not as it is btw 😬) should be a lifelong goal. You don't stop thinking after you finished your college or university or something.
Murren Kelly
Murren Kelly 6 цагийн өмнө
I understand that minimalism can have a lot of benefits, but they are saying "consumerisms says the more you have, the better you are as a person," and "minimalism says the less you have, the better you are as a person." Neither of those mentalities is healthy. The best thing for people is balance. The balance between minimalism and consumerism works differently for different people.
Amy S
Amy S 7 цагийн өмнө
i like how these men realized that consumerism was ruining our lives and then came to the conclusion that the solution is minimalism and not leftism
Aunt Slippy Fists
Aunt Slippy Fists 9 цагийн өмнө
There was a pastor at my grandmas church that would always talk about how he used to be a car sales man and how rewarding it was, and he used to have a pet rat he really love and it died one day and that made him depressed and turn to god. He would go on and on about pointless useless information about his life before being a pastor and try in the worst ways to tie it into the scripture they were reading, and by reading I mean he read one small scripture passage and would talk for 2 hours then close out with a few songs.
AP PATH 11 цагийн өмнө
Brooo I was watching a video and an ad came that was talking about a guy named Greg lmaoo
PridelessChickz 13 цагийн өмнө
Don't be a minimalist. "You'll own nothing (by 2030) and be happy" - Klaus Schwab *IT'S A TRAP*
Shawn Nielsen
Shawn Nielsen 13 цагийн өмнө
Hey this is racist😱
Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter 16 цагийн өмнө
I like minimalism but I am not deleting pictures and videos of my family and friends or other sentimental items😑 you can call me a hoader, all you want you can call TLC but Im not doing that
peyton robinson
peyton robinson 18 цагийн өмнө
this lowkey might have been some propaganda for socialism.
peyton robinson
peyton robinson 16 цагийн өмнө
@Dan4President I was mostly kidding
Dan4President 17 цагийн өмнө
God damn! Why are Americans so obsessed with socialism. This is really awkward if your not American
Illbedead Bynow
Illbedead Bynow 19 цагийн өмнө
😂 brilliant
Bree Wanjiru
Bree Wanjiru 19 цагийн өмнө
Remember Beavis? This is him. Feel old yet?
Nikita Duhan
Nikita Duhan 20 цагийн өмнө
I liked the minimalists. Although to be fair, I only listened to an episode of their podcast. But overall, the message was decent. And I guess that's why it's coming off as a shock to me. It's almost like getting warped by a new idea that seemed like an answer but an incomplete one, and before you could realize that you're way too deep into it.
kioshy 20 цагийн өмнө
damn it i just missed out on the latest toothpaste, my parents will think I'm a disappointment
Nina Eve
Nina Eve 21 цагийн өмнө
“They paid me in nickels!!” - found the delivery so funny 😆
Saurabh Mehta
Saurabh Mehta Өдрийн өмнө
Minimalism is a fancy word for the rich who want to imitate poor people... I live minimally according to the definition but I never really felt like I am missing out on something.. Yes,there are advertisements for foolish people... They are talking about minimalism on Netflix which itself does a lot of advertising.Netflix's own ad goes like:if you don't have Netflix, you are missing out on something.... Of course they are delusional and I highly doubt that they never really wanted to promote minimalism,they wanted to provoke some dumbasses against minimalism who would think that all minimalist people are like these two people
Aurora Gee
Aurora Gee Өдрийн өмнө
Those two guys rlly said. White privilege
Brynne O'Toole
Brynne O'Toole Өдрийн өмнө
i am so glad i am not the only one who was totally freaked out by this documentary
Moonlight Himiko
Moonlight Himiko Өдрийн өмнө
Drew: “I feel like while watching this I’m being indoctrinated into a cult” Me: *it’s because your are. Seriously run*
Olivetti Өдрийн өмнө
"Oh, this doily always makes me laugh."
Isabel Smith
Isabel Smith Өдрийн өмнө
of course theyre from ohio
bunnygrlsenpai Өдрийн өмнө
I like how he said at the beginning that the rant would be specific and probably wouldn’t interest the view. Meanwhile, this video has 2 million views.
512 Өдрийн өмнө
Marie Kondo's minimalism is better. Prove me wrong
Brayden Cairns
Brayden Cairns Өдрийн өмнө
josh looks like u if u got rly tan and ate a lot of crack cocaine
fmailscammer Өдрийн өмнө
how does the math work i am a child
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Matt D'Avella feels really weird about this critique, I'm sure.
Luna Cresa
Luna Cresa Өдрийн өмнө
The blonde guy really looks like Drew actually
Meghan Sullivan
Meghan Sullivan Өдрийн өмнө
your videos are so good and detailed ahhhhh!!!!!!
The Pen name
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12:06 😂
Ana H
Ana H Өдрийн өмнө
I watched the documentary and I noticed that was like advertising by Apple, they usually showed iphones and laptops. AnI think it was like people who is minimalist use apple
Jackson Baldwin
Jackson Baldwin 2 өдрийн өмнө
Hey you probably wont see this, but is that Language by Contortionist on your wall? I just noticed it and absolutely love that album
MatUrBoi 2 өдрийн өмнө
damn, anorexic Christopher Walken has entered the chat
Ashleigh Pagan
Ashleigh Pagan 2 өдрийн өмнө
Matt davilia produced the whole thing 😆
cheeseman cheesycheese
cheeseman cheesycheese 2 өдрийн өмнө
The reason they got one star is because that’s minimalist.
D D 2 өдрийн өмнө
Imagine if they were minimalists for real and has a seminar. No fees, everyone sat on a floor and would probably use a clipboard for a slideshow.
hunky 2 өдрийн өмнө
millions of fans? thats not very minimalistic of you
Marlies Smit
Marlies Smit 2 өдрийн өмнө
I'm so glad you made this, feel exactly the same way haha
Read-to-hell 2 өдрийн өмнө
if these dudes come out with merch I swear
D D 2 өдрийн өмнө
There is a pretty well known minimalist design of a company known as Supreme.
Millcast 2 өдрийн өмнө
This comment section is golden 🤣 "The Minimalists" are 2 millionaire grifters, which do likely have all the stuff that they tell their listeners to not own. Ryan, for the most part, seems the most genuine of the 2 & knows if he gives this up now then it'll be the last job he'll ever have, Josh though & his wife are so annoying & are stupid hypocrites that just repeat the same daft old lines. They're turning minimalism into a parody & joke of what it really is about & minimalism shouldn't be the core of a person's identity, just a part of it. & What's with their silly obsession with coffee & making it with very expensive coffee makers lol the director of these documentaries is a Grade A douchebag too! Scientology vibes all of the place 🤣
Anna Kama
Anna Kama 2 өдрийн өмнө
Hm well i became interested in minimalism 6 years ago, i have downsized a lot and it trully gives me joy. But even i stopped listening to their podcast three years ago because they are not developing as personalities. And that first documentary really impressed me and shaped me like a human being i am today but thats it. They are good guys with good intentions but i do think that fame got into the way with their purity towards their dream. And im glad to hear that im not the only one who thought that second movie suced.
breed187 3 өдрийн өмнө
Drew saved me from listening to hours of podcast which would clutter my storage space. Buying four books that would sit on my shelf. And saving my money from a patreon subscription which won’t make me happy. Drew are you sure you didn’t join the cult???
Aqualii 3 өдрийн өмнө
Is it just me who thought minimalism was just a house style and not an actual mindset and religion-
George Bright
George Bright 3 өдрийн өмнө
I haven't heard you in a long time... and, like fine *whine* YOU have aged *charmingly* ! THX, you made my day! Remember Mr. Gooden, Sir, this educational information -- which I read about eight years ago -- accommodates my severe carelessness for NOT properly saving for a *non-minimalist retirement* living! Keep up the good work and save up those bitcoins so *you can be a livable-ist* in the next 20yrs! 74yrOLD ArmyMedicVet (1966-68)
Antonin Meissner
Antonin Meissner 3 өдрийн өмнө
so minimalistic that thay only have only one script
Pamela Urena
Pamela Urena 4 өдрийн өмнө
Is not that we value clothes more than education, is that education is not freaking cheap!!!
James McManus
James McManus 4 өдрийн өмнө
I walked in on my mom watching this today
Soen 4 өдрийн өмнө
Exactly like scientology. No, you DO have a problem you never knew you had, and YES, we DO have the solution. JOIN US.
Flash QM
Flash QM 4 өдрийн өмнө
Rory Mayhew
Rory Mayhew 4 өдрийн өмнө
that one guy looks like the protagonist from the movie Antz,,,,,
ladiebug395 4 өдрийн өмнө
That one reviewer brings up a good point--why was Dave Ramsey there??
TCGdota 4 өдрийн өмнө
Esayas Asefa
Esayas Asefa 4 өдрийн өмнө
Haven’t watched it yet but title made me think, “Isn’t that asceticism”
Cssfiend 4 өдрийн өмнө
how does anyone fall for this kony 2012 shit
Alphonsus Rouis
Alphonsus Rouis 4 өдрийн өмнө
Alphonsus Rouis
Alphonsus Rouis 4 өдрийн өмнө
I practice minimalism intensively that my primary comment to this video is a period.
I'm Inspired
I'm Inspired 5 өдрийн өмнө
12:07 is no one gonna talk about that email?
I'm Inspired
I'm Inspired 5 өдрийн өмнө
I'm broke no no no I'm a MINIMALIST.
GR GR 5 өдрийн өмнө
The best part of the documentary is the family drama.... hahahahahah Felt like I was watching American Idol. But without the talented singers...
Stoner Shorts
Stoner Shorts 5 өдрийн өмнө
Just be glad that 52 blog visitors in the first month didn't turn into Y2K part 2
Cydney Meadows
Cydney Meadows 5 өдрийн өмнө
the mom thing is definitely a southern thing; most people i know do this
carly barker
carly barker 5 өдрийн өмнө
i don’t know what these guys are talking about, my two baggies of cat hair and singular bags of my own hair and feathers i’ve found on the ground and my 3 plastic rat skeletons and my 6 empty pringles cans and my 8 blankets and my 15 half-full water bottles and my hoard of large sticks i’ve picked up off the ground and my rock collection and my singular baby shoe and my plastic eastern chipmunk from hobby lobby and my discontinued plastic my little pony and my lala-loopsy figurine and my OTHER collection of rocks and my 8 candles make me SO happy every day.
Emppu T.
Emppu T. 5 өдрийн өмнө
They're just adjusting to The Great Reset, where you'll own nothing and be happy. Or some shit, I'm not making this up, by the way.
Simon Smith
Simon Smith 5 өдрийн өмнө
Blonde dude is so minimalist he doesn't even have collegen.
Annie Cahill
Annie Cahill 5 өдрийн өмнө
Me writing an essay 1:24
Lauren Simon
Lauren Simon 5 өдрийн өмнө
this some cult crap
LemonLord 5 өдрийн өмнө
6:08 why is this scary
Weeb Shrimp
Weeb Shrimp 5 өдрийн өмнө
it's funny because most sermons in my country are EXACTLY like that one
Jamie D
Jamie D 6 өдрийн өмнө
3:33 Maybe that’s why I can’t seem to get a boyfriend. I just gotta find the right toothpaste.
BrianNichol 6 өдрийн өмнө
Took 20 Minutes to explain minimalism? Thats not very minimalist of him.
Evilgnomekitty 6 өдрийн өмнө
as a person from Nebraska, I can confirm minimalism does indeed fix that. thank you for bringing awareness to this, drew
FlippityFlop 6 өдрийн өмнө
so minimalist they didn't even bother to learn minimalism
iguwugy 6 өдрийн өмнө
i do not know how to feel knowing they are located in my city.
Sophia Garthoff
Sophia Garthoff 6 өдрийн өмнө
that guy is just middle aged jacob sartorious
JantanBetina 6 өдрийн өмнө
Minimalism to me is just another way of pushing The Great Reset nonsense. Own nothing and be happy about it.
kkkyun4 6 өдрийн өмнө
*"There was this gaping void in my life so I tried to fill that void the same way many people do, with.. stuff."* Oh lord forgive me,,,, this does not sound the way it's supposed to be.
Connor Evans
Connor Evans 6 өдрийн өмнө
We really do live in a society
Alex Taylor
Alex Taylor 6 өдрийн өмнө
MonkeyShaman 6 өдрийн өмнө
Listening to people who 'got everything they dreamed about' telling their lessers to stop reaching for their shelf gives off clear noughties sustainability theory vibes.
Sherrythefruitypenguin 6 өдрийн өмнө
This is a great video! I really appreciated the minimalists like 7 years ago and listened to them a lot (they only had a blog and podcast back then), but then the Ted talks, documentaries and I also read their books are all EXACTLY THE SAME. They work with Matt davella (or whatever it’s spelled like) and his content is also the same so makes sense he films their crap too 😅
Sherrythefruitypenguin 6 өдрийн өмнө
Whoops just got to the part where you give Matt a shoutout. I think he’s brutally milking the algorithm , but at least the quality is well made 😅
Alice Misfit
Alice Misfit 6 өдрийн өмнө
This mentality of things don’t make you happy is so bs to me it always comes from people that can have it all. Yes my vase serves no purpose other than looking cute on my table but I love the atmosphere it creates I love walking into my living room and seeing all the little things I curated over the years they remind me of moments and make me happy. I would feel sad in an empty ass room I would feel annoyed constantly when I would live in a tiny house and basically have zero space it would be lame for me to always wear the same things over and over. When I‘m old I want to have that book that I bought in my 20‘s and the things that made my life great.
Charles Verderame
Charles Verderame 7 өдрийн өмнө
Imagine getting bullied as a kid being like “I heard your mom doesn’t even use dawn dish soap you fucking peasant!”
MediumCrayon Gaming
MediumCrayon Gaming 7 өдрийн өмнө
just feels like postmodernism to me...
Mckenzie Myatt
Mckenzie Myatt 7 өдрийн өмнө
But I like stuff lmao. I don’t want my house looking bare. I like my copious amounts of pop vinyls and sweaters
pop rocks
pop rocks 7 өдрийн өмнө
3:22 legitimately thought a commercial started and I tried to skip it then you popped up and it scarred me
Friday the 12th
Friday the 12th 7 өдрийн өмнө
Fun fact! Matt D'Avella, who has the great minimalism youtube videos, directed and edited the 'Less is Now' documentary and the original Minimalism documentary
Gee eee
Gee eee 7 өдрийн өмнө
Lilah White
Lilah White 7 өдрийн өмнө
I used to go to church with my grandpa and then the pastor would actual talk about his life on how he is so blessed to find god 💀
Sierra Kaye
Sierra Kaye 7 өдрийн өмнө
"Don't even get me STARTED on Mom's bedroom..."
Lor27Lor 7 өдрийн өмнө
if anyone wants to watch a really thrilling doc about minimalism watch 'the church of stop shopping' it is an absolutely wild time
B H 7 өдрийн өмнө
The pinnacle of good parenting is to buy that dish soap your kids demand.
Naud van Dalen
Naud van Dalen 7 өдрийн өмнө
"I will not be loved if I don't have this toothpaste." You will not be loved if your breath smells like shit.
Esdiamonde Niamh
Esdiamonde Niamh 7 өдрийн өмнө
Very well said! I was wondering why it felt off, and its because I've seen it all before! Even there podcasts are half just input by the audience! Thank you for this video!
Nomore Mrnicegoy
Nomore Mrnicegoy 7 өдрийн өмнө
2:42 if Drew had a meth addiction.
Sage Jennings
Sage Jennings 8 өдрийн өмнө
I wish the documentary was called "Broke: An Aesthetic"
BRIAN Kim 8 өдрийн өмнө
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Aleckazam 8 өдрийн өмнө
Oh my god it's Matt and Ryan from SuperMega!
Queen Naiya
Queen Naiya 8 өдрийн өмнө
Moral of the story: I still want my Chanel bag 🥴
WhiteManCan'tJumpCancel 95
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"WE HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF!" That's the definition of a first world problem
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