Everything That Remains
A Memoir by The Minimalists
Joshua Fields Millburn
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What if everything you ever wanted isn’t what you actually want?
Twenty-something, suit-clad, and upwardly mobile, Joshua Fields Millburn thought he had everything anyone could ever want. Until he didn’t anymore.
Blindsided by the loss of his mother and his marriage in the same month, Millburn started questioning every aspect of the life he had built for himself. Then, he accidentally discovered a lifestyle known as minimalism…and everything started to change.
That was four years ago. Since, Millburn, now 32, has embraced simplicity. In the pursuit of looking for something more substantial than compulsory consumption and the broken American Dream, he jettisoned most of his material possessions, paid off loads of crippling debt, and walked away from his six-figure career.
So, when everything was gone, what was left?
Not a how-to book but a why-to book, Everything That Remains is the touching, surprising story of what happened when one young man decided to let go of everything and begin living more deliberately. Heartrending, uplifting, and deeply personal, this engrossing memoir is peppered with insightful (and often hilarious) interruptions by Ryan Nicodemus, Millburn’s best friend of twenty years.
I am so thankful for the courage Joshua displays in the chapters of this book. I work for a huge corporate company but am still low on the totem pole at a store level where we are told "you can work hard and climb wherever you want". I thank Joshua for introducing to me minimalism and the idea that perhaps an endless trek for materials and money is a dead end road. It's really a cliche that many people say, but it's different hearing it from someone who had it and left it by choice. Thank you, Josh & Ryan.
Everything it promises to be and more. Thank you for your sharing your work with us. It is completely inspiring and proves, in my opinion, how much time and dedication is required to fully grasp such a simple concept.
These guys really know what is important in life. I've learned a lot about minimalism recently and look forward to putting various practices into play.
Simpler, calmer, a more deliberate life. Get off the hedonic treadmill and realize that it takes effort to get over trivial wants. But when you do, that is when the magic happens. Life changing advice here, really folks. Produce instead of consume.
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