"Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things" Discussion :::: Now On Netflix

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  1. brandon3000

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    So I'm watching this documentary and I just wanted to see if anyone else has seen it and if so what are your thoughts? Or thoughts on minimalism in general.

    The lifestyle they're speaking about seems extreme, however, how much more extreme is it than me buying two pairs of space jams for myself a couple weekends ago? Not a humblebrag, but the documentary does have me considering more balance in lifestyle.

    It's on Netflix. Anyone seen it? Thoughts?
     
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  2. a blinkin

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    What size are your space jams ?
     
  3. kingfoamnyc

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    I wish I can live super frugal. Would be better for me and my family in the long run.
     
  4. clouds

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    minimalism is cool 

    when i was younger i was more materialistic buying the gucci/louis etc trying to dress like kanye

     as i grew older i realized half the time i wear the same shoes/jeans/shirt when i go out when i got a closet full of designer and 100s of shoes

    slowly started tapering off and getting rid of lot of stuff i dont wear/use  but i still buy stuff which i might not use/wear its like some weird never ending cycle

    for example back in the day when every rapper had designer belts i copped a bunch of designer belts that i ended up rocking once or twice tbh i dont even wear belts

    almost feels like some kind of strange mental illness i look back at it like i coulda spent 300+ on some kind of experience or improving myself instead
     
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  5. airodney23

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    Watched this last week. I've been trying to cut a lot of the extra unnecessary stuff out for the past few years, but the whole sneakers thing is still lingering. Getting better at it, though. Also, it seems like people associate the word "minimalism" with a whole bunch of rules, when I think you can shape your life the way you want it to be. I'd imagine people get bent out of shape about what makes a "real minimalist", which is just dumb to me. It's not for everybody, but I appreciate the philosophy.
     
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  6. yeah

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    Gave most of my shoes away before graduating.

    In the process of donating most of my clothes.

    Will be giving my car to my little brother soon.

    :pimp:
     
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    this looks interesting. i think as you mature you naturally pick up some minimalist concepts... i know i have. there is still work for me to do tho but i also know that i will always like nice things.

    20 bucks to watch this tho??.... i found that funny
     
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  8. nazdrowie

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    Minimalism =/= Frugality, initially...

    you need to spend the money upfront on what you deem as essentials so those things will supposedly last...
     
  9. brandon3000

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    I agree, like one part dude was saying a true minimalist would be a recluse or monk... but what I'm getting from this is just maintaining balance and not getting consumed in the idea that mass consumption equates to happiness or pressures from society/social media to do so.I agree though I appreciate the philosophy

    that is a bit ironic huh? The entire documentary is centered around their book tour as well. I don't think they hide that though, they seem to be just mission based.
     
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  10. ninjahood

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    trailer feels like one of those Cialis ads...

    as far da actual minimalism? its advocacy for post consumerism...which i gotta hunch its got a seedy underbelly in Anti-capitalism as a political narrative...

    However, on paper alot of what its professing has noble intentions, albeit extreme when you go down da Rabbit hole.
     
  11. sooperhooper

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    "there's only so much that a man needs on life, the rest is for showing off".
    One of my favorite lines from my favorite movie, Forrest Gump.

    One of the main problems in America is that we've got it so good that we necessities are taken for granted. The fact that you have shoes/clothes/home/transportation isn't good enough... Mass media is going to make what you have seem inadequate because it's not Jordans/Gucci/mansions/Lambo. Basically what you have is generic if it's not the newest luxury item.

    Material products and advertising are almost too good/too effective these days. To the point that is exploiting glaring voids in society. People are insecure and hurt so they want expensive items to make them look important.
    I ain't even gonna act holier than thou, few years back I felt uncomfortable rocking a shirt without the horse. In college, all I was concerned about was Jordans. I low key don't even like wearing shirts with logos anymore.
     
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  12. jordman23

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    I just watched this yesterday on Netflix.


    I've actually been down-sizing on stuff and some points are very valid.

    When I went backpacking Europe for 6 months, I realized I only needed my essential clothes and wear the same stuff.

    I now look at my closet, and I have so much clothes that I don't even wear, and I continue to buy for no reason.

    One of my goals for 2017, is to continue to downsize and get rid of things I don't need.

    I went from having like 100+ kicks, to a rotation of my favorite 10.

    My primary goal in life is to travel and see other parts of the world, and so far I think I'm on point.
     
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  13. heliumclinton

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    I work in a hospital so I wear the same thing 5x a week, makes it really easy to be minimalistic
     
  14. doublemesh96

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    I been on this. Still got hella shoes in the garage but that's the exception
     
  15. 6 Rings G.O.A.T.

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    I'll watch later..
     
  16. dhart48

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    watched it liked the concept and have been slowly doing this, especially with the clothes because I really don't require much for everyday wear.
     
  17. water

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    materialism is an illness 
     
  18. you go boy

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    i wear dress clothes to work everyday and i wouldnt want to wear the same thing all the time... just my preference though
     
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  19. ninjahood

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    nah 8)
     
  20. AZwildcats

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    I'm not about that minimalism life, but I do practice financial responsibility.