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, BBC, CBC, and NPR.

`Abdullah bin `Umar said, “Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) took hold of my shoulder and said, ‘Be in this world as if you were a stranger or a traveler.” The sub-narrator added: Ibn `Umar used to say, “If you survive till the evening, do not expect to be alive in the morning, and if you survive till the morning, do not expect to be alive in the evening, and take from your health for your sickness, and (take) from your life for your death.”

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MINIMAL MAXIMS

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

  • Joshua on defining clutter: “Clutter is like pornography and sandwiches: you know it when you see it.”
  • Ryan on defining clutter: “If you feel like your life is cluttered, that’s a clear sign to take action.”
  • Joshua on determining when consumables have become unhealthy clutter: “If it doesn’t fit, you must quit.”
  • Ryan on determining when consumables have become unhealthy clutter: “Hoarding is hoarding no matter what thing you’re hoarding.”
  • Joshua on still feeling cluttered after decluttering: “Loosen your grip—massive clutter requires massive amounts of #letgo.”
  • Ryan on still feeling cluttered after decluttering: “What could you #letgo of to feel less cluttered?”
  • Joshua on counting collections as clutter: “Often collecting is well-planned hoarding.”
  • Ryan on counting collections as clutter: “One man’s collection is another man’s nightmare.”
  • Joshua on dealing with incoming clutter: “The less we let in, the less we have to let go.”
  • Ryan on dealing with incoming clutter: “If clutter is still coming in, you’re not taking the right steps.”

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Source: The Minimalists

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