The guys who turned minimalism into a religion
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  • The IDK place
    The IDK place

    I accidentally ate my cat

    • Artistically Annelise
      Artistically Annelise


    • camillavanilla


    • fat potato rock
      fat potato rock

      500th reply

    • Kira Aisling
      Kira Aisling

      Oh no

    • Cactus - clu
      Cactus - clu


  • cheeseman cheesycheese
    cheeseman cheesycheese

    The reason they got one star is because that’s minimalist.

  • D D
    D D

    Imagine if they were minimalists for real and has a seminar. No fees, everyone sat on a floor and would probably use a clipboard for a slideshow.

  • hunky

    millions of fans? thats not very minimalistic of you

  • Marlies Smit
    Marlies Smit

    I'm so glad you made this, feel exactly the same way haha

  • Read-to-hell

    if these dudes come out with merch I swear

    • D D
      D D

      There is a pretty well known minimalist design of a company known as Supreme.

  • Millcast

    This comment section is golden 🤣 "The Minimalists" are 2 millionaire grifters, which do likely have all the stuff that they tell their listeners to not own. Ryan, for the most part, seems the most genuine of the 2 & knows if he gives this up now then it'll be the last job he'll ever have, Josh though & his wife are so annoying & are stupid hypocrites that just repeat the same daft old lines. They're turning minimalism into a parody & joke of what it really is about & minimalism shouldn't be the core of a person's identity, just a part of it. & What's with their silly obsession with coffee & making it with very expensive coffee makers lol the director of these documentaries is a Grade A douchebag too! Scientology vibes all of the place 🤣

  • Anna Kama
    Anna Kama

    Hm well i became interested in minimalism 6 years ago, i have downsized a lot and it trully gives me joy. But even i stopped listening to their podcast three years ago because they are not developing as personalities. And that first documentary really impressed me and shaped me like a human being i am today but thats it. They are good guys with good intentions but i do think that fame got into the way with their purity towards their dream. And im glad to hear that im not the only one who thought that second movie suced.

  • breed187

    Drew saved me from listening to hours of podcast which would clutter my storage space. Buying four books that would sit on my shelf. And saving my money from a patreon subscription which won’t make me happy. Drew are you sure you didn’t join the cult???

  • Aqualii

    Is it just me who thought minimalism was just a house style and not an actual mindset and religion-

  • George Bright
    George Bright

    I haven't heard you in a long time... and, like fine *whine* YOU have aged *charmingly* ! THX, you made my day! Remember Mr. Gooden, Sir, this educational information -- which I read about eight years ago -- accommodates my severe carelessness for NOT properly saving for a *non-minimalist retirement* living! Keep up the good work and save up those bitcoins so *you can be a livable-ist* in the next 20yrs! 74yrOLD ArmyMedicVet (1966-68)

  • Antonin Meissner
    Antonin Meissner

    so minimalistic that thay only have only one script

  • Pamela Urena
    Pamela Urena

    Is not that we value clothes more than education, is that education is not freaking cheap!!!

  • James McManus
    James McManus

    I walked in on my mom watching this today

  • Soen

    Exactly like scientology. No, you DO have a problem you never knew you had, and YES, we DO have the solution. JOIN US.

  • Flash QM
    Flash QM


  • Rory Mayhew
    Rory Mayhew

    that one guy looks like the protagonist from the movie Antz,,,,,

  • ladiebug395

    That one reviewer brings up a good point--why was Dave Ramsey there??

  • TCGdota

    FILLING THE VOID INSIDE YOU WITH MINIMALISM fill that nothing with nothing BOYS

  • Esayas Asefa
    Esayas Asefa

    Haven’t watched it yet but title made me think, “Isn’t that asceticism”

  • Cssfiend

    how does anyone fall for this kony 2012 shit

  • Alphonsus Rouis
    Alphonsus Rouis


    • Alphonsus Rouis
      Alphonsus Rouis

      I practice minimalism intensively that my primary comment to this video is a period.

  • I'm Inspired
    I'm Inspired

    12:07 is no one gonna talk about that email?

  • I'm Inspired
    I'm Inspired

    I'm broke no no no I'm a MINIMALIST.

  • GR GR
    GR GR

    The best part of the documentary is the family drama.... hahahahahah Felt like I was watching American Idol. But without the talented singers...

  • Stoner Shorts
    Stoner Shorts

    Just be glad that 52 blog visitors in the first month didn't turn into Y2K part 2

  • Cydney Meadows
    Cydney Meadows

    the mom thing is definitely a southern thing; most people i know do this

  • carly barker
    carly barker

    i don’t know what these guys are talking about, my two baggies of cat hair and singular bags of my own hair and feathers i’ve found on the ground and my 3 plastic rat skeletons and my 6 empty pringles cans and my 8 blankets and my 15 half-full water bottles and my hoard of large sticks i’ve picked up off the ground and my rock collection and my singular baby shoe and my plastic eastern chipmunk from hobby lobby and my discontinued plastic my little pony and my lala-loopsy figurine and my OTHER collection of rocks and my 8 candles make me SO happy every day.

  • Emppu T.
    Emppu T.

    They're just adjusting to The Great Reset, where you'll own nothing and be happy. Or some shit, I'm not making this up, by the way.

  • Simon Smith
    Simon Smith

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

  • Annie Cahill
    Annie Cahill

    Me writing an essay 1:24

  • Lauren Simon
    Lauren Simon

    this some cult crap

  • LemonLord

    6:08 why is this scary

  • Weeb Shrimp
    Weeb Shrimp

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

  • Jamie D
    Jamie D

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

  • BrianNichol

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

  • Evilgnomekitty

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

  • FlippityFlop

    so minimalist they didn't even bother to learn minimalism

  • iguwugy

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

  • Sophia Garthoff
    Sophia Garthoff

    that guy is just middle aged jacob sartorious

  • JantanBetina

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

  • kkkyun4

    *"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

    We really do live in a society

  • Alex Taylor
    Alex Taylor


  • MonkeyShaman

    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

    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

      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

    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

    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

    just feels like postmodernism to me...

  • Mckenzie Myatt
    Mckenzie Myatt

    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

    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

    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


  • Lilah White
    Lilah White

    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

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

  • Lor27Lor

    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

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

  • Naud van Dalen
    Naud van Dalen

    "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

    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

    2:42 if Drew had a meth addiction.

  • Sage Jennings
    Sage Jennings

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

  • BRIAN Kim
    BRIAN Kim

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  • Aleckazam

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

  • Queen Naiya
    Queen Naiya

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

  • WhiteManCan'tJumpCancel 95
    WhiteManCan'tJumpCancel 95

    "WE HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF!" That's the definition of a first world problem

  • Hannah Vanderzee
    Hannah Vanderzee

    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

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

  • candiidoggie

    i hate the documentary so much its funny

  • John Hunter Sanders
    John Hunter Sanders

    They made us watch this in school

  • Joshua Snow
    Joshua Snow

    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

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

  • Frequent Videogamer
    Frequent Videogamer

    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

    10;04 34?! I'm sorry ma'am you look 50 :/

  • Monika Ciapala
    Monika Ciapala

    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

    Him being a preacher was awesome, great laugh

  • Sahil Arora
    Sahil Arora

    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

    Even minimalism is capatalistic... the irony

  • CatsAreAwesome

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

  • Emanuel Burke
    Emanuel Burke

    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

    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

    Thumbs up for the one second of Defying Gravity!

  • Queen101 J
    Queen101 J

    He looks like JennxPenn

  • Crewmate CantSleep
    Crewmate CantSleep

    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

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

  • Alex K.
    Alex K.

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

  • TheOneWithoutALife

    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

    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

    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

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

  • LeofanGD

    It's Buddhism taught by Beavis n Butthead.

  • Felipe Useche
    Felipe Useche

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

  • Bigapp99

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

  • Danni Jensen
    Danni Jensen

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

  • Brie Espanto
    Brie Espanto

    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

    Instructions unclear, mistakenly sold my mom

  • Amelia Isobel
    Amelia Isobel

    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

    Next goes the clothes...

  • Catnip Hunter
    Catnip Hunter

    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

    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.

    This minimalist trend is one of biggest BS I've ever seen in recent years. ISdownsrs 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

      I think you forgot to mention the shoes