Goodbye, Things

Goodbye, Things

The New Japanese Minimalism

Book - 2017
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"Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo--he's just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn't absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In Goodbye, Things Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki's humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism's potential."--Back cover.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
ISBN: 9780393609035
0393609030
Call Number: 648 SASAKI
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Characteristics: 259 pages, 16 unmumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Subjects: Simplicity.
Orderliness.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Consumption (Economics) -- Psychological aspects.

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ElaineMS
Apr 30, 2018

Totally enjoyed this personal tale of how 'letting go of stuff' changed this young man's life.
He also discusses why we collect things and gives 70 'Tips to help you say Goodbye to your things'. A little redundant at times, but there are many tips that will ring a bell for you.
And he discusses 12 (he likes lists) ways his life has changed since going minimalist. From saving time and money, engaging more with the world around him, being able to concentrate better, being in the present and feeling more gratitude. Sign me up!

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