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Our Goals Lead to Disappointment

The Minimalists Podcast

Release Date: 09/09/2021

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The Minimalists Podcast

The Minimalists are joined by philosopher to discuss how people can identify the sources of their depression. Listen to the full episode at

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The Minimalists are joined by philosopher to discuss nihilism, despair, anger, and depression, and they answer the following questions: How are nihilism and minimalism related? (02:57) Is Fight Club’s Tyler Durden an example of nihilism? (05:33) What did Nietzsche mean by the “death of God”? (07:11) What started the recent rise in nihilism? (10:58) Is anger merely unrealized expectations? (12:21) What is the “belief through the other”? (17:22) How do you define “fundamentalism”? (18:32) Are nihilism and pessimism the same perspective? (19:03) How do we overcome pessimism?...

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Joshua and The Minimalists’ team talk about dealing with paper clutter, including bills, mail, receipts, taxes, photos, books, pamphlets, files, contracts, letters, and other random paperwork, and they answer the following questions: What documents are essential to keep? (02:11) What companies do you recommend for scanning physical photos and storing them in the cloud? (06:45) What are the most effective methods for organizing important paper documents in the office? (18:22) What resources do you use to keep paper clutter from ever entering your homes? (22:02) Where do I begin tackling a...

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The Minimalists are joined by to discuss the difference between wealth and abundance. Listen to the full episode at

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The Minimalists are joined by in Atlanta to discuss minimalism with purpose, resolving conflict, and creating a “social budget,” and they answer the following questions: When have you found telling the truth problematic? (03:04) Is minimalism a Western solution for overconsumption? (07:20) Why are so many so consumed with consumption? (08:54) What is the “American Dream”? (10:03) What makes us singularly human? (11:51) What is minimalism to you? (13:15) How do you appropriately resolve conflict with loved ones in a family business? (18:11) How do you define “love”? (27:40) What is...

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Joshua and Ryan are joined by counselor, podcaster, and author to talk about setting boundaries with toxic family members. Listen to the full episode at

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Joshua and Ryan are joined by counselor, podcaster, and author to discuss identity clutter and the outdated stories people tell themselves, and they answer the following questions: How do you start rewriting your story when you feel overwhelmed and insecure about who you are and who you want to be? (02:23) What does the acronym “SOAR” represent? (06:27) What is “act as-if”? (07:38) How do you discover your true identity after traumatically losing your societal identities? (10:20) What is the difference between a role and an identity? (11:41) How can the Enneagram help us discover...

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Joshua and Ryan talk about the best ways to approach uncomfortable conversations. Listen to the full episode at

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319 | Toxic Hustle Culture show art 319 | Toxic Hustle Culture

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Joshua and Ryan discuss the pros and cons of hustle culture, and they answer the following questions: Do some people claim they’re busy to be envied for being in demand? (01:01) What is the difference between “hurry” and “hustle”? (05:46) How do you define “productive”? (06:45) What is the fatal flaw of hustle culture? (08:51) How can we break free of hustle culture? (13:31) How do you appropriately address burnout with yourself or an employer before it reaches the point of no return? (17:07) How do I set appropriate boundaries in my profession? (19:45) After leaving an...

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Joshua and Ryan discuss how an obsessive focus on goal attainment can actually steer us away from the the values we’re driving toward with author, podcaster, and professor Kate BowlerListen to the full episode at patreon.com/theminimalists