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The Minimalist Movement And Ditching All The Stuff (Rebroadcast)

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Aired on Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Some believe that our society's focus on accumulating things is a search for meaning. Minimalists say that meaning is actually found in fewer possessions. A few members of the movement provide a clearer picture. 

Has the frenzy around Black Friday, Cyber Monday and holiday shopping in general got you scratching your head thinking "Isn’t this all just a little too much?" You’re not alone. Perhaps, you’re an unknowing member of the "Minimalist Movement." As the name suggests, their focus is on removing clutter and embracing only things that add value to their lives. We talk to some minimalists about how life could be better if we owned fewer things.

Joshua Millburn
- one half of The Minimalists and co-author of Everything That Remains: A Memoir and Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life.

Ryan Nicodemus - one half of The Minimalists and co-author of Everything That Remains: A Memoir and Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life.

Matt McGlothlin - Charlotte area minimalist