The Story of Stuff The Art of Letting Go | The Minimalists | TEDxFargo 5 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.

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The Story of Stuff Project
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Infires and inspires
Wow, 10 years ago...... Damn
Drake Coldman
Seems like communist propaganda.
Power Distribution:
Capitalism for Cooperations. ✔️
Socialism for Governments.✖️
Communism for People.✖️
c. j. macq
i'm afraid greed and corruption are winning. because you forgot to mention 2 more by-products of consumerism - gullibility and APATHY! and this throw away mentality even dominates our "pop culture" with throw away celebrities, throw away music and throw away art. the elite have completely corrupted the very core of what it means to be human. idiots in Russia, india, china and brazil are rushing to see how quickly they can become "Americanized" and do their part in destroying our planet. meanwhile, the elite are installing police-state technologies into our consumer goods, shifting to a cashless, home-delivery, on-line driven consumer economy and the youth, of each new generation, just become more trusting and accepting of these scams and more oblivious to the deterioration of their own freedom and humanity. the future of humanity and our planet looks very grim indeed!
Kadance Anderson
Is it just me, or does she kind of remind you of Jennifer Garner? (especially the voice)

Anyways, great video; it was super insightful, and had a well written script :)
Let’s pop down to the radio shack
Patrick Zhou
Too left wing biased.
Julius Miguel Villapando
Somebody I dont get dis help me pls.
Madley Pimentel
I was left with my mouth open. It is incredible how dangerous we are.
Marine. Jet
Jesus Christ, you sound like a fucking conspiracy theorist, like whats next?
are the FBI and Satan trying to take over my mind with chem trails?
Would you add polish subtitles?
I did this when I was in gr 11
Eric Zou
Be smart. Just get 2 heels 1 wide 1 skinny and alternate the 2 heels every time the phase comes.
Dwi Rimawanty
The story of stuff should have talked more about their 10% material at the end of the video!
Squishy Unicorn
2019 school projects be like.......
antler_ cow
did anyone else realize that when she said we had used up a third of the earths natural resources in the past 3 decades the pie chart was 1 fourth not 1 third. i am here from a school assignment.
Matthew stiles
Box mart = Wal-Mart
Barbara Sheehan
Do the young people watching this care about the Earth?
Conrad Miller
What are your sources in this video
nash9010 nash9010
come on
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The Art of Letting Go | The Minimalists | TEDxFargo The Story of Stuff 5 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.

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