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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus 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.

In Too Deep

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It’s easy to believe that the earth turns slowly. It’s always there; we’re a part of it, deep in the middle of its rotation.

In many ways, consumerism is the same way. It’s all around us, everywhere we turn, seemingly unstoppable—hell’s own self-consuming heart.

But the earth doesn’t turn slowly; it’s spinning at over a thousand miles an hour. This became easy for us to understand once we stepped back and paid attention, once we became aware of our surroundings.

Similarly, we needn’t look around at all this mass-consumption and over-indulgence and believe it’s normal. It’s not.

Things haven’t always been this way, this chaotic, this meaningless. And the future needn’t be either. A sun rise is on the horizon, and we can see it once we open our eyes, become more aware of what’s important, and realize we’re in too deep.