Less Stuff, More Sex

Source: http://www.theminimalists.com/sex/

By Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus · Follow: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

A few years back, during our first tour of the Mapleleaf North, we stood amid alphabetical rows of endless bookshelves, basking in a Calgary bookstore’s fluorescent glow, answering questions at the end of our talk in front of a few hundred smiling Canadians.

Then—a heckler.

It happens in almost every city. Someone projects their fears, expectations, and insecurities onto us: You guys aren’t real minimalists because…

You drive a car.
You own a smartphone.
You sell books.
You … whatever.

It happens so frequently that we’re now inoculated to the criticism. Whenever you do something meaningful, people will judge you. So what? Let them. Judgment is but a mirror reflecting the insecurities of the person who’s doing the judging.

But this time—in this Albertan bookshop—was different.

Toward the back of the crowd, a man in his mid-forties raised his hand and, in an aggressive tone, said, “I don’t have a question—I have comment.”

The crowd hushed, waited.

“I had to get rid of my bed because of you two,” the heckler said.

“Excuse me?” Ryan said.

What do you think?