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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus help over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and documentary. The Minimalists have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Forbes, TIME, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, BBC, and NPR.

Podcast 177 | Disagreements

In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan talk about disagreements, arguments, and conflict with educator and podcaster T.K. Coleman, and they answer the following questions:

  • How can I be forthright with my friends without offending them?
  • What is the best way to “agree to disagree”?
  • What media most effectively adds value to people’s lives?

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Minimal Maxims

Joshua & Ryan’s pithy, shareable, less-than-140-character responses. Find more quotes from The Minimalists at

  • “Don’t focus on what people are loving—focus on the hearts doing the loving.” —T.K. Coleman
  • “You can always be right, or you can get along—choose one.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “Showing someone compassion is the best form of support.” —Ryan Nicodemus
  • “Binary thinking will ultimately lead to grayscale rainbows.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “Communicate via the media that actually brings you the most joy.” —T.K. Coleman
  • “Don’t ask what the world needs—ask what makes you come alive, and go do it; what the world needs is people who have come alive.” —Howard Thurman
  • “Seek multiple opposing opinions and points-of-view to make fully informed decisions.” —Ryan Nicodemus

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