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The Minimalists

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.

The Number One Lesson of Minimalism

The Minimalists Speaking in Washington DC

(Photo: The Mins Speaking in DC)

We’ve learned more than we ever dreamed throughout our journey into minimalism. Likewise during our tour stops. And we’re still learning. But the most important lesson we’ve learned is that minimalism appeals to only one group of people: people with an open mind.

During our coast-to-coast travels, we’ve experienced a diversity text book of people from every walk of life. Thousands of folks have attended our meetups, from Occupy Wall Streets folks to former CEOs, from attorneys to stand-up comics, from 11-year-old boys to 83-year-old great-grandmothers, from every ethnicity to every socioeconomic background, from high school dropouts to college professors, from marathon runners to people struggling to lose weight, from single moms to parents bringing their teenagers to hear us speak.

Minimalism is applicable to anyone. Anyone with an open mind, that is. We’re all searching for more meaningful lives. You are not alone.