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Podcast 132 | Experiences

In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan chat about experiences, regrets, the adventures of moving to to a new city, and the cost of bad habits, and they answer the following questions:

  • How do I avoid getting mired in the materialism of city life when I move there from my rural residence?
  • How can I spend time out and about with my friends without spending an inordinate amount of money?
  • Is it better to follow the tried and tested route based on other peoples’ experiences, or is it better to take risks and enjoy your own experiences?
  • How do I better internalize the lessons from the good and bad experiences of my past?

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Minimal Maxims

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

  • “Live your life for you and you can be communicative, you can express yourself, without having to impress others.”
  • “Do what others do unless you have a good reason not to.”
  • “Learning from others’ mistakes is a good idea, as is learning from others’ successes, but there’s rarely only one way to do something.”
  • “Learn—then let go.”
  • “If you wouldn’t beat up a loved one for their past mistakes, don’t beat yourself up for yours.”

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This episode was produced by Shawn Harding. Our theme music was written and performed by Peter Doran. Our podcast is completely free, so if you find value in these episodes, please consider donating a dollar. Your donations help keep this podcast advertisement-free (because advertisements suck).

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