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The Minimalists

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, known as “The Minimalists” to their 4 million readers, help people live more meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and documentary. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, BBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, and The Atlantic.


I’m the pack of lies that keeps you ‘safe.’

I’m the thoughts you’re ashamed to share.

I’m the crushing feeling you feel inside.

I’m the memory you can’t get out of your head.

I’m the lust, the empty desire.

I’m the fear, the greed.

I’m the Black Friday.

I’m the impulse, the hurry-up-and-buy, the just-one-more.

I’m the high that fades past the checkout line.

I’m the sound of money flowing down the drain.

I am consumerism. Give me a chance—I promise you won’t be satisfied.

Essay inspired by David Gray’s “Nemesis.”