The guys who turned minimalism into a religion

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  • Simon Smith

    Simon Smith

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    Blonde dude is so minimalist he doesn't even have collegen.

  • Annie Cahill

    Annie Cahill

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    Me writing an essay 1:24

  • Lauren Simon

    Lauren Simon

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    this some cult crap

  • LemonLord


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    6:08 why is this scary

  • Weeb Shrimp

    Weeb Shrimp

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    it's funny because most sermons in my country are EXACTLY like that one

  • Jamie D

    Jamie D

    14 tundi tagasi

    3:33 Maybe that’s why I can’t seem to get a boyfriend. I just gotta find the right toothpaste.

  • BrianNichol


    22 tundi tagasi

    Took 20 Minutes to explain minimalism? Thats not very minimalist of him.

  • Evilgnomekitty


    23 tundi tagasi

    as a person from Nebraska, I can confirm minimalism does indeed fix that. thank you for bringing awareness to this, drew

  • FlippityFlop


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    so minimalist they didn't even bother to learn minimalism

  • iguwugy


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    i do not know how to feel knowing they are located in my city.

  • Sophia Garthoff

    Sophia Garthoff

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    that guy is just middle aged jacob sartorious

  • JantanBetina


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    Minimalism to me is just another way of pushing The Great Reset nonsense. Own nothing and be happy about it.

  • kkkyun4


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    *"There was this gaping void in my life so I tried to fill that void the same way many people do, with.. stuff."* Oh lord forgive me,,,, this does not sound the way it's supposed to be.

  • Connor Evans

    Connor Evans

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    We really do live in a society

  • Alex Taylor

    Alex Taylor

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  • MonkeyShaman


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    Listening to people who 'got everything they dreamed about' telling their lessers to stop reaching for their shelf gives off clear noughties sustainability theory vibes.

  • Sherrythefruitypenguin


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    This is a great video!
    I really appreciated the minimalists like 7 years ago and listened to them a lot (they only had a blog and podcast back then), but then the Ted talks, documentaries and I also read their books are all EXACTLY THE SAME. They work with Matt davella (or whatever it’s spelled like) and his content is also the same so makes sense he films their crap too 😅

    • Sherrythefruitypenguin


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      Whoops just got to the part where you give Matt a shoutout. I think he’s brutally milking the algorithm , but at least the quality is well made 😅

  • Alice Misfit

    Alice Misfit

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    This mentality of things don’t make you happy is so bs to me it always comes from people that can have it all. Yes my vase serves no purpose other than looking cute on my table but I love the atmosphere it creates I love walking into my living room and seeing all the little things I curated over the years they remind me of moments and make me happy. I would feel sad in an empty ass room I would feel annoyed constantly when I would live in a tiny house and basically have zero space it would be lame for me to always wear the same things over and over. When I‘m old I want to have that book that I bought in my 20‘s and the things that made my life great.

  • Charles Verderame

    Charles Verderame

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    Imagine getting bullied as a kid being like “I heard your mom doesn’t even use dawn dish soap you fucking peasant!”

  • MediumCrayon Gaming

    MediumCrayon Gaming

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    just feels like postmodernism to me...

  • Mckenzie Myatt

    Mckenzie Myatt

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    But I like stuff lmao. I don’t want my house looking bare. I like my copious amounts of pop vinyls and sweaters

  • pop rocks

    pop rocks

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    3:22 legitimately thought a commercial started and I tried to skip it then you popped up and it scarred me

  • Friday the 12th

    Friday the 12th

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    Fun fact!
    Matt D'Avella, who has the great minimalism youtube videos, directed and edited the 'Less is Now' documentary and the original Minimalism documentary

  • Gee eee

    Gee eee

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    Ok but

  • Lilah White

    Lilah White

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    I used to go to church with my grandpa and then the pastor would actual talk about his life on how he is so blessed to find god 💀

  • Sierra Kaye

    Sierra Kaye

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    "Don't even get me STARTED on Mom's bedroom..."

  • Lor27Lor


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    if anyone wants to watch a really thrilling doc about minimalism watch 'the church of stop shopping' it is an absolutely wild time

  • B H

    B H

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    The pinnacle of good parenting is to buy that dish soap your kids demand.

  • Naud van Dalen

    Naud van Dalen

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    "I will not be loved if I don't have this toothpaste."
    You will not be loved if your breath smells like shit.

  • Esdiamonde Niamh

    Esdiamonde Niamh

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    Very well said! I was wondering why it felt off, and its because I've seen it all before! Even there podcasts are half just input by the audience! Thank you for this video!

  • Nomore Mrnicegoy

    Nomore Mrnicegoy

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    2:42 if Drew had a meth addiction.

  • Sage Jennings

    Sage Jennings

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    I wish the documentary was called "Broke: An Aesthetic"

  • BRIAN Kim

    BRIAN Kim

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    The grateful gratis september universally flash because pancake uncommonly scrape astride a picayune steel. imported, ajar cave

  • Aleckazam


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    Oh my god it's Matt and Ryan from SuperMega!

  • Queen Naiya

    Queen Naiya

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    Moral of the story: I still want my Chanel bag 🥴

  • WhiteManCan'tJumpCancel 95

    WhiteManCan'tJumpCancel 95

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    That's the definition of a first world problem

  • Hannah Vanderzee

    Hannah Vanderzee

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    I used to be a really big fan of them and I do still agree with the philosophy in general... however, it really twisted my mind into thinking, as someone who is essentially unemployed and is on benefits, all I need to be happy and save money is just to not consume and have stuff. Because even though I essentially have no money, I'm living this etheral life. Which is kind of dangerous? I just threw out heaps of shit that materially brought me no happiness sure, but when you live close to the poverty line and your possessions (especially clothes which other people see) are the only semblance of a secure and "normal" life, it makes me so mad that they, who were on six-figure incomes before they dived into this, are profiting off my adoption of this philosophy. It just REEKS of (very white) privilege.

  • SauceBox Podcast

    SauceBox Podcast

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    Thank you for articulating the issue I've had with these 2 guys since day 1

  • candiidoggie


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    i hate the documentary so much its funny

  • John Hunter Sanders

    John Hunter Sanders

    3 päeva tagasi

    They made us watch this in school

  • Joshua Snow

    Joshua Snow

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    It was so scripted. And yes the way it was shot with them speaking with the dim lights was like all these Pinterest churches. This documentary wasn’t needed. The principle is sound but ugh they let me down.

  • GrumpyBun


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    the whole time watching i was thinking damn this is just marie kondo but worse 😭

  • Frequent Videogamer

    Frequent Videogamer

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    For me minimalism was about what I could learn to do myself rather than buy. I learned a LOT about stuff I never thought I could do! And I can say to this day, they never found the bodies.

  • Rainey Reid

    Rainey Reid

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    34?! I'm sorry ma'am you look 50 :/

  • Monika Ciapala

    Monika Ciapala

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    I used to listen to their podcast when they were starting getting recognition and enjoyed it but then I was put off by things such as: 1. podcast contained Q&A from their tour which was same stuff every episode 😩 2. They talked a lot about not wanting to interview anyone then all of a sudden they move to LA to interview other podcasters duplicating what has already been said 😑 3. Their fascination with LA went bizarre given how much they claimed to love Montana 🙄

  • Logan K

    Logan K

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    Him being a preacher was awesome, great laugh

  • Sahil Arora

    Sahil Arora

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    They are vague because they don't actually live a minimalist lifestyle. That's why they are squeezing out as much money as they can.

  • Annie Roar

    Annie Roar

    4 päeva tagasi

    Even minimalism is capatalistic... the irony

  • CatsAreAwesome


    4 päeva tagasi

    “I want it and i want it nOw”
    Sounds like a spoiled kid at a toy store

  • Emanuel Burke

    Emanuel Burke

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    First time noticing the Circa Survive album in the background. I knew I liked you for a reason.

  • Lord of the Jams

    Lord of the Jams

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    ik thats how it works google listened to my best friend talking about you every single day so it recommended your channel

  • Vitória Alencar

    Vitória Alencar

    5 päeva tagasi

    Thumbs up for the one second of Defying Gravity!

  • Queen101 J

    Queen101 J

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    He looks like JennxPenn

  • Crewmate CantSleep

    Crewmate CantSleep

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    I went into their documentary excited, hoping it would be like Marie Kondo. It made me so minimalist, I gave little to no fuck about the empty documentary. Like, sure, I liked them during their tedtalk days but they really need some substance and fresh new specific idea to approach minimalism already if they want to make a new documentary, if not, then just why bother.

  • Judge von Grudgenstein

    Judge von Grudgenstein

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    yeah, that was one weird documentary, with the echo and spiritual music

  • Alex K.

    Alex K.

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    I actually liked their first Ted Talk but they got weirder and weirder over time until their message became a complete turnoff.

  • TheOneWithoutALife


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    Mabye if I stop breathing then the little time I have left will be the happiest moments in the universe :D

  • ava darden

    ava darden

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    my best friend and I watched their original documentary in high school and it made our brains so wormy like we continue to feel bad everytime we buy anything

  • Baatile Kagosiemang

    Baatile Kagosiemang

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    I think they should stop producing documentaries, and writing books. Their message is very repetitive.

  • Before anything I just want to say that I am wrong

    Before anything I just want to say that I am wrong

    5 päeva tagasi

    i had to write a paper in English about these peoples ted talk

  • LeofanGD


    5 päeva tagasi

    It's Buddhism taught by Beavis n Butthead.

  • Felipe Useche

    Felipe Useche

    6 päeva tagasi

    I live in a 3rd world country. I am not poor, and yet, I'm much more "minimalist" that those two jackasses.

  • Bigapp99


    6 päeva tagasi

    So Netflix will spend cash on this crap & not give us a 2nd season of Bodyguard!?

  • Danni Jensen

    Danni Jensen

    6 päeva tagasi

    Partake in minimalism... by buying all our identical books and documentaries to clutter your home with.

  • Brie Espanto

    Brie Espanto

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    Marie Kondo's take on decluttering (which is a subsection of minimalism) is milder and more of a "breath of fresh air." this documentary however feels so intense, forced and culty lmao

  • herdiex


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    Instructions unclear, mistakenly sold my mom

  • Amelia Isobel

    Amelia Isobel

    6 päeva tagasi

    I read the Minimalism book and it was my only 1 star of last year. Truly awful and exactly the same as these documentaries sound 😂

  • Morgan Harper

    Morgan Harper

    6 päeva tagasi

    Next goes the clothes...

  • Catnip Hunter

    Catnip Hunter

    6 päeva tagasi

    I’m so glad you made this video. I fucking saw this one awhile but couldn’t finish it because it sucked ass

  • N Maruri

    N Maruri

    6 päeva tagasi

    Did anyone else had the impulse to buy something from amazon after this documentary? I swear that it looks like they were sponsores by Amazon.

  • lol.


    7 päeva tagasi

    This minimalist trend is one of biggest BS I've ever seen in recent years. Youtubers go: "Look at my minimalist closet", and the guys shows like 50 shirts, 30 pairs of shoes, 25 pairs of pants... Dude, if you're a minimalist, you would 7 shirts, two pairs of shoes and two pairs of shoes.

    • DoubleDenial


      3 päeva tagasi

      I think you forgot to mention the shoes

  • Jenny Brune

    Jenny Brune

    7 päeva tagasi

    I swear this guy is adam sandlers friend!

  • Luna Amarilla

    Luna Amarilla

    7 päeva tagasi

    The leader of hippi movement or anything like that, earned tons of money from the ridiculous cult movement, the same can be said to these Hypocrite

  • oritsela


    7 päeva tagasi

    Phonies. It was evident they are full of crap.

  • Danice Lobrin

    Danice Lobrin

    7 päeva tagasi

    Almost all the faux minimalist I encountered look down on people who buy stuff even if it’s a need. They just like shoving their minimalism down our throats.

  • Cynic Studios

    Cynic Studios

    8 päeva tagasi

    Not gonna lie I thought it was goodmen for a year

  • Bronwen Yoncak

    Bronwen Yoncak

    8 päeva tagasi

    You did NOT just cut that wack-ass monologue into the climactic final chorus of Defying Gravity

  • Sara


    8 päeva tagasi

    Just found this YT channel i guess it’s time to binge watch every video

  • A Little Chestnutty

    A Little Chestnutty

    8 päeva tagasi

    þis is so weird. . .

  • mesa louis

    mesa louis

    8 päeva tagasi

    Minimalism is the new vegan.

  • Guilherme Teixeira

    Guilherme Teixeira

    8 päeva tagasi

    The director, Matt D'Avella, got so embarassed with the final result that he left the country and moved to Australia

  • J H

    J H

    8 päeva tagasi

    i've watched this video about 20 times at this point

  • Natalie Russell

    Natalie Russell

    8 päeva tagasi

    This wasn’t a doco about minimalism it was a doco about The Minimalists in identical terms as the last doco!! So boring and disappointing. LOVED your video to know I’m not alone in my disappointment. I recommend the documentary The True Cost if you want to learn more about the dangers of fast fashion and consumerism generally, and of course Marie Kondo for a how to of minimalism.

  • enesjei


    8 päeva tagasi

    I love the message of minimalism, but of course there's always people who took it to the extreme🙄

  • Conroads Dev

    Conroads Dev

    8 päeva tagasi

    Be minimal. Tiny word.

  • Mike Zanzi

    Mike Zanzi

    9 päeva tagasi

    If your a minimalist an you have hair?!? Do away with the unnecessary like hair...u dnt need hair

  • Muse of Awe

    Muse of Awe

    9 päeva tagasi

    Okay, these aliens are trying to tell us something here

  • WOWIEsims


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  • Biblical Thinker 2.0

    Biblical Thinker 2.0

    9 päeva tagasi

    Matt D'Avella would like to know your location

  • Harsha Subasinghe

    Harsha Subasinghe

    9 päeva tagasi

    The answer you're looking for isn't Minimalism.
    It's actually Moderation.
    I didn't come up with this. Buddha did.

  • Meriam


    9 päeva tagasi

    Matt is actually the film director of the these documentaries

  • Le Pie

    Le Pie

    9 päeva tagasi

    I thought this documentary would help my life, which sounds great....but, it wasn’t really helpful, at all.

  • Star Guardian Kassadin

    Star Guardian Kassadin

    9 päeva tagasi

    they do sound like pyramid scheme sellers

  • Alexis Carrion

    Alexis Carrion

    9 päeva tagasi

    Okay that’s a lil extreme. Talking about getting the “right kind of toothpaste” wtf lmaooo

  • Alexis Carrion

    Alexis Carrion

    9 päeva tagasi

    I mean minimalism in theory is kind of obvious things we kinda knew already.
    “Material things can’t buy happiness” etc
    It’s like Yeahh I know that. But I’ve always been poor so I’m pretty sure if I were rich I’d be pretty stoked

  • Sean Connery Pimp Shlap

    Sean Connery Pimp Shlap

    9 päeva tagasi

    Dis is minimlst comnt

  • Tess


    9 päeva tagasi

    the guy at 1:58 has the exact same cadence as beck bennett on SNL doing a pretentious character

  • Hello There

    Hello There

    10 päeva tagasi

    Get away from me I don’t want to join your cult

  • DuncanD117


    10 päeva tagasi

    Yo his mom's name is "Mom", that's crazy