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Podcast 105 | Malcolm

In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan speak with Malcolm Fontier in Brooklyn, and they answer the following questions:

  • How do I minimize daily stress and still fully engage in each and every moment?
  • What should I do when my values and beliefs are in conflict with the actions I believe I must take for the welfare of my loved ones?
  • How do I help my community adopt minimalist practices?
  • Are there values and beliefs I must adopt in order to finally call myself a minimalist?
  • How do I ensure my existence in the material world consistently aligns with my minimalist values and beliefs?

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Minimal Maxims

Joshua & Ryan’s pithy, shareable, less-than-140-character answers to the lightning-round questions:

  • Joshua on requisite values and beliefs: “Minimalism is apolitical.”
  • Ryan on requisite values and beliefs: “Minimalists must believe in themselves.”
  • Joshua on staying true to ourselves: “Sometimes we must remove ourselves from the chaos so we can re-enter more deliberately.”
  • Ryan on staying true to ourselves: “In order to live a meaningful life, you must also contribute meaningful creations.”

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