The Story of Stuff The Art of Letting Go | The Minimalists | TEDxFargo 2 months ago   21:25

The Story of Stuff Project
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.

And for all you fact checkers out there:




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Gloria Neiswender
Great message , wonderful lady, best wishes !
Yashi Kesarwani
Assignment done 😂
When you factor in the fact the debt is what our economy runs on, the entire picture makes sense.
Jimin Bang
21*2000 trees died while i watched this
Btw, The American government imprisoned her for 2 months after this video... freedom of speech, right?
Jason Antonucci
The piece on desktops not lasting, is completely 100% wrong and shows she didn't really research as well she could and potentially only researched to prove her points
jeff brown
Seriously I garbage propaganda video produced by the Soros backed Tides Foundation are you kidding me?? Hahaha
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jeff brown
Produced by the tides foundation
Garbage propaganda
Dont take this garbage seriously
Claire Shields
This video managed to date itself in the first 36 seconds...
tfanny zein
'interesting on youtube' keyword brought me here
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Nothing to see here
Are there any teachers watching this?
Who here wants to be a real MVP and send me the notes and summary of this thing
A perfect example of obsolescence by design - safety razors.
Years ago, we had safety razors made of metal, that were so durable they would literally last for generations. It's perfectly reasonable to inherit one from your grandpa. One, he bought as a teenager.
You did have to replace or sharpen the blade every few weeks, but that's just a cheap piece of metal, that when used up could be easily recycled.

But some safety razor manufacturers decided that selling products like that is not profitable. You want returning customers, not ones who buy once and never have to come back. So they came up with those plastic cartridges with multiple blades, that are not only worse at shaving than the old design, but also need to be replaced all the time. Old timers would never buy this crap, but teenagers looking for their first safety razor? They only look at advertisements, and may not even know about the old design ever being used. So they buy the new crap. And buy it again, and again, and again, dozens every year.
Anshdeep Singh
go to 12:55 and watch her arms at 0.25 speed...
what sloppy editing
fact source: buzzfeed
this feels very sensationalized
Evan Mann - Homelands Sr PS (1323)
who missed a day of school and is now dead because you need to answer a ton of questions about the video but doesn't want to or have the time to?
XxSilver CrowxX
KnowIt All
We're really shiting all over this planet
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The Art of Letting Go | The Minimalists | TEDxFargo The Story of Stuff 2 months ago   18:25

How might your life be better with less? Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, known to their 4 million readers as "The Minimalists," are the executive producers of MINIMALISM, the #1 indie documentary of 2016. They spoke at TEDxFargo about the benefits of letting go and living a meaningful life with less. For more info about The Minimalists visit

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, known to their four million readers as “The Minimalists,” have written four books, including the bestselling memoir, Everything That Remains. They write about living a meaningful life with less stuff at Their new film, Minimalism, is currently the #1 documentary of 2016.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at