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The Minimalists
The Minimalists are Emmy-nominated Netflix stars and New York Times–bestselling authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. Alongside their podcast cohost, T.K. Coleman, this simple-living trio helps millions of people eliminate clutter and live meaningfully with less. Learn More.

People Use Material Things as Pacifiers to Distract Themselves

In this new video, The Minimalists talk about why people use possessions as pacifiers. This is a standalone highlight from episode 416 of The Minimalists Private Podcast.

Comment on YouTube and tell us the ways you use stuff to pacify yourself (we’ll feature the best comments on a future episode). Since our YouTube channel is 100% commercial-free, please “thumbs up” the video to help us take advantage of the algorithm.

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