The guys who turned minimalism into a religion

Drew Gooden

2,5mn visningar11 000

    Thanks to ExpressVPN for sponsoring this video. Go to to take back your internet privacy today and find out how you can get 3 months free!


    follow me:
    twitter - drewisgooden
    instagram - drewisgooden

    Publicerades den 4 månader sedan


    1. The IDK place

      I accidentally ate my cat

      1. Light Barson


      2. JJ

        last reply phart

      3. Stargirl Rocker

        I’m just replying to make it 500

      4. B u m b l e B e e

        Lol same

      5. Personguy

        last comment lol

    2. trish nottelling

      funfact it only takes 3 people to make a religion.

    3. joris van den hoek

      I dont know why i am just seeing this now but THAT DUDE LOOKS LIKE 40 YEAR OLD DREW

      1. HardcoreGaming


    4. theo mangini

      telepathically begging documentary now! to make an episode based on the minimalism cult

    5. hollyobaby

      I like my stuff. I go through and get rid of shit regularly. I feel like it’s annoying when people are like I just have this one mug because it’s just me. I literally dated a guy like that and I was like dude I know you’ve owned another mug and you just got rid of it to have this lecture.

    6. Renata

      Wow I totally misread the thumbnail as “The guys who turned millennialism into a religion” 😅

    7. Miles Kenney

      They are CLEARLY trying to write their monologues exactly how Michael from Vsauce writes his; repeating phrases in different ways, which leads to the reveal of what your talking about in a clever way. When Vsauce does it, it’s intriguing and hilarious (“Michael here, but how much does “here” weigh?” Or something) but these guys are just pretentious assholes who sound like pretentious assholes

    8. Cara

      I was not prepared for you to act like the pastor and the congregation I-

    9. margi cates

      They live in my hometown, Ryan’s a pretty nice guy. The blonde one is strange and quiet and superior seeming. Missoula’s a small city, and people are warm and friendly. Because you WILL SEE THEM in the next week. His east coast stand off ishness didn’t go over well.

    10. Doodlebug

      "Our memories are not in our things" me, who has a really bad memory and needs to write things down/keep souvenirs from things to remember them: 😳

    11. lethauntic

      I always hate when I hear people talk about the idea of owning more than 2 things as though your house is filled with literal bags of trash. I don't even mean hoarding, I just mean the idea of having some video games, paintings/figures, supplies for work/hobbies, etc.. At some point it could be a problem, obviously, but they make it sound like buying a couple things to put up on your wall, or buying a few shoes or clothes, because you like to be fashionable, is somehow equivalent to hoarding, which it is not. Are human interactions more important than material ones? Most would probably say yes, but that's still a spectrum, though even saying that is overly simplifying it. If I got a couple figures or posters to put on the wall, it's because I think that it looks nice. I'm not doing such because I'm unhappy, but even if I did feel that way, let me ask you... How would getting rid of my stuff make me feel better? If you live in a literal garbage dump, then yes I agree that you'll probably be happier, but having a decorated room is not that. I don't replace my relationships with my stack of video games... You can have both objects that you like _and_ loving relationships, though it makes sense that telling people that they *_must_* choose one or the other or life will be horrible forever, since that's what will get these two guys money faster. I'm not even saying this to dog on capitalism or anything, because at some point people need to take responsibility for themselves and not shove it onto others. If you have an addiction, then clearly it's not that simple, but enjoyment itself doesn't always have as many strings attached as people say it does. Also, getting rid of my stuff won't make me rich anyways. Money doesn't solve every problem, but it certainly solves the ones that are caused by a lack of money. Sounds obvious, but those two guys in that documentary really need to learn a thing or two.

    12. Bad@Deciding

      5:00 Thomas Frank isn't foolin' anyone with that wig.

    13. Happy Healthy Haylie

      “We had too much money” is always an annoying thesis.

    14. Cherry Pieurface77

      Can I get to this point in life of having “Everything I want and realizing it’s not what makes me” happy blah blah ect

    15. Lillie Hinds

      They paid me in nickels

    16. Jason Brad ville

      Wait explain to me like I'm five; why did he say they 16000

    17. Max Seuberlich

      I was trying to find a documentary on Minimalist art (music, painting etc) and discovered that Minimalism doc instead. Had to stop like 20 minutes in. Lol

    18. Ry Edwards

      I liked their first documentary about minimalism and their book but then I think they started feeling themselves and got that “influencer” feeling so now they just come across as pretentious.

    19. Care Moody Music

      Is anyone gonna point out the fact that Ryan’s last name is Nicodemus who was a Pharisee in Jesus life????????

    20. ISwearI’mNormal

      The guy with the shorter hair looks like if you and steve buscemi had a child

    21. Liam Bond

      Yeah that a Cult

    22. Capable Woman

      I used to follow them and get text from them. It was always the same and the text were multiple text a day. So, I did what they said, I cut them for my life for less storage used on my phone.

    23. Hanad Farah


    24. Pegah Zabihian

      In the thumbnail it just looks like the short haired guy is badly going undercover as a commentary youtuber to covertly advertise his own stuff

    25. Chris Wong

      Does he mean Dayton, Ohio? If so, no wonder he started hating his life. Why anyone would move TO that place is beyond me Kept watching: oh god, it is Dayton, Ohio.

    26. Violante

      1:53 2:11 10:14

    27. Xavier Yozwiak

      Check out Marie Kondo’s book for the “how” to become less overwhelmed with things

    28. Виктор Фирсов

      Do you know that his name is Diogenes?

    29. Dat Boi

      Here’s the thing, I spend $15 on a cheap game and I enjoy that game every afternoon for 3 weeks. Who cares if I’m buying lots of little things if they genuinely give me joy for that amount of time? These guys would say “oh if you’ve got a paint set that was expensive and you use every day and love you should keep it” but if something is dirt cheap and gives you the same value just for less time it’s suddenly not worth it? If I were to not get all my cheap little things I would just spend all my day on my phone, but instead I paint, I make clay earrings, I sew, I play games, I genuinely find joy in these things. What’s so bad about that?

    30. Tuttle Tuttlewood

      there was a void in my life, so i filled it with nothing, and then I was happy

    31. Sunshine King

      I don’t understand how these people don’t understand that CHOOSING to live a minimalist life is literally.....literally a privilege

      1. Lucillevonamino XD

        How could they? (As far as I know) They are both cishet white dudes with a lot of money.

    32. Mike FromMN

      Dave Ramsey makes money telling poor people to just not be poor and make better choices

    33. original andy-man

      They’re so minimalist they have nothing to say, it’s kinda genius.

    34. Braden

      DREW. I took a new job and one of their "CORE VALUES" educational training videos involved these two men. I had to publish a "review" so they understood i watched the entire video and I was so uncomfortable trying to find "3 things I could take away from the video" other than being rich and having a dead mom.

    35. Molly Grace

      I feel like I’m already a minimalist. I hate spending money. Except on food. ALLLLLL that shit goes in the cart!!!

    36. Molly Grace

      So I’m guessing you haven’t yet been to a church where the pastor actually brags about being rich? It’s bizarre. Then they thank the glory of god and basically promise the congregation they can be rich too if they come to church, love god, and pay tithing.

    37. arivelle

      Guys it doesn’t matter if you’re poor, just be a minimalist

    38. Narnian Badger

      It’s like someone wrote a parody of slam poetry and the actors took it seriously

    39. Cad Chamberlain

      Vsauce, minimalist here

    40. cataclysmic biscuit

      i literally got an add from tiktok about “how to look rich in your sweatpants”

    41. Miss. Danni Tiger


    42. mylife belike yes

      “0x10 is still 0” -Sasuke to Naruto in the series ‘Classic’ Naruto

    43. lilbunnifoofoo

      A number of years back, these two were booked for a book signing at a bookstore where I worked. It was super strange to have the juxtaposition of these two talking about minimalism and how it makes your life better with a crap ton of people that came to their signing buying multiple copies of their book.

    44. Johnny Ballenger

      “Your bank login”😂😂😂

    45. Cujo

      Lol! Decent video but I actually like these guys. I used to listen to their podcast but stopped because it felt repetitive. They are very repetitive ironically. They've helped a lot of people though and they seem sort of misrepresented here. I don't think their shills or cult leaders. Look into them for yourself and I think you'll see it.

    46. Plaatboy

      maybe means-tv will fund a doc about anti-advertising campaigns; like the cities that banned outdoor ads.

    47. nia pack

      As someone with a memory disorder I literally need my childhood pictures to remember that my childhood wasn't just full of abuse and pain because I am unable to remember anything outside of my abuse.

    48. Dave

      They realized that the only thing that could fill the gaping hole in their brains... was attention. And also your money.

    49. Michelle Lee

      This really reminds me of SNL High School Theatre Show :””””

    50. Camden Jennings

      Lmao I checked the date when he said fidget spinners

    51. 111highgh

      "My son says that money isn't everything. Well, it is if you don't have any." -Dale Noble, of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

    52. 111highgh

      If you want to bet on a dude fucking an alligator, money plane.

    53. P M

      The kombucha boys

    54. Hani

      Me starting my undergraduate thesis about minimalism : well, sh*t...

    55. Vandit Panvelkar

      When the whole sermon is about the pastor, he/she is preaching the prosperity gospel

    56. bonemarrowstew

      i had to watch this in a family studies class and i failed my midterms because i was so confused about what the hell was happening that i forgot to do my assignment

    57. A Wilson

      The Mom thing is my biggest pet peeve. We are not siblings 🙃

    58. ComicSams

      Josh looks like the default Skyrim wood elf model

    59. regio

      the entire documentary is just an advertisement for minimalism

    60. Digitus Medius

      true minimalists get rid of all their braincells by watching this documentary

    61. GhostlyFrog YT

      At times I had thought this video was a add

    62. The Absurd

      The whole thing about buying apparel over college isn’t really that bad, I mean, everyone buys shoes, not everyone goes to college.

    63. Alice

      Omg the clips sound like one of your cutaway jokes 😂

    64. Lya Langdon

      the one with short hair looks like if drew and Christopher Walken had a baby

    65. Sagar G

      I have toothpaste addiction ☹️

    66. Unkn0wn _

      The whole minimalist thing is cringey to me. I put "minimalism" on yt and the massive amount of self-centered people with alike styled thumbnails with black & white backgrounds, empty rooms, etc. talking about themselves make me nuts. At this point it's a meme.

    67. Lauren Gregor

      We watched this documentary in English class and my teacher kept talking about how good it is. We have to base our final project around it

    68. Annie Terry

      I remember them always saying “I’m a hugger” to everyone they interact with

    69. Gary Oak

      6:07 that's funny you say that, considering there are sermons that just gas up the pastor lmao

    70. Mr. incognito

      This documentary reminds me of videos/documentaries that some church would play to persuade you to believe in our lord and savior Jesus

    71. jessie snider

      Stoppp it sounds like theyre doing slam poetry

    72. Dumbo UwU

      Is anyone else’s SEprom just quitting on them like mine like it won’t play any ads or videos imma straight up about to go spam this under every single SEprom video so that SEprom gets the message I haven’t been able to watch SEprom in a month I’m so done

    73. tepps21

      That one guy looks exactly like a male version of Tilda Swinton

    74. Timothy Lee

      What kind of cars do these genus’s drive? They’re phony as 3 dollar bills

    75. cubchup

      your sketch of a pastor talking about how he got successful and why that would be crazy is literally what happened at a church i used to go to when my parents still made me go to church. like we would do songs about god and then the pastor talked about a small part of the bible, then proceeded to talk about himself for a while.

    76. CloudSteele

      10:10 is probably my favorite part of this video. Poor girl can't even think of one way that minimalism improved her life. At least the other girl was able to "get rid of 14 pairs of pants"; I'm not sure how that improved her life, other than now she has room for 14 new pairs of pants.

    77. OnePumpMan99

      Started watching this the other day. I didn't finish the the last 30 minutes. What I want to know is why did they bother Sam Harris for this?? He didn't even add anything

    78. Luna Ashleigh

      10:14 has me in stiches

    79. Madi

      fuck minimalism i'm going to keep collecting every shiny rock and crooked stick I find

    80. Marley Edwards

      The email in the ad 😂

    81. sadisticvans

      once i asked a girl why she had only 12 pictures on her phone and she said “i’m a minimalist 😌✨” but then she got grounded for using her moms credit card to buy $500 worth of slime the next week

    82. clem fandango

      fill my gaping void with stuff, daddy

    83. Stratusaurus

      there is an idiot above me

      1. Hirano


    84. Serenaif

      Thank you for helping us see the elephant in the room!

    85. Roksforbrains

      He looks like David Bowie and sounds like Jerry Seinfeld

    86. Kyllä

      I was crying before i watched this bc, well not important and then a found this and forgot i was even sad, drew is so funny

      1. Kyllä

        Sorry i ruined the mood

    87. Farosh

      They talk like they originally wanted this to be a Ted Talk but Ted said no, so they went to plan B and just filmed their speeches in a warehouse.

    88. Zac Revier

      That one guy looks like he's addicted to heroine but also vegan for his health

    89. Watermelime

      I had to watch this documentary in school...

    90. Ducky 7677 Sloth

      I don’t really care about humans... I just do and buy what I like for me not for others to judge me... dunno why I even posted this but for me cuz I’m sure I’m happy wo any responses

    91. Max Riley

      Money is worthless, but you _can_ still give us yours.

    92. veronica

      Jennette McCurdy had these guys on her podcast lol, they sounded less insane on there tho idk maybe just production

    93. marie.

      Minimalism save me 🙏 and he- I mean it 🙏 can save you save you too 🙏

    94. marie.

      Uhm all those random testimonial people are either in my city in NC or like a 20 minuted drive away so on behalf of the NC Piedmonts uhm we don't claim them.


      fock menemalesm

    96. Rene-Sance

      I was heavily into minimalism back in 2010 when it started to make traction. It's a good start to thinking about your overall relationship with things and people/time, but it can very easily become a religion of its own. It won't make you happy for long. It's quite strange how entire SEprom channels make money off the concept too. Looks more like an exercise in narcissism these days than a philosophy of life.

    97. Shanyque Lennon

      Did these guys have a script they copy pasted into everything? Ultimate C students

    98. Ugly Rat

      Minimalism changed my life. Before I decided to be minimalist, I had IV and drips all around me! The doctors were like "it keeps you alive" and all of that crap, but it was making me sad. It was cluttered, and took up like 1 foot around me! That's when I decided to go minimalist. I took off all that extra weight and suddenly my life changed! Because it stopped! now I am eternally stuck in a grave waiting to be reincarnated. Rumor has it I will be an ant, because apparently I have the mental capacity if one.. idk. But don't worry drew, I will make sure to eat all my fellow colony members to keep it minimal! :D

    99. Ben Tucker

      Bob in marketing just wants you to buy a hamburger

    100. Ashley Demko

      If you're rich and have no possessions, that *is* hoarding. You're just hoarding a bunch of paper that you're not going to use but could be life changing for other people, to like... buy food in order to be alive.