Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert; hes just a regular guy who was stressed at work, insecure, and constantly comparing himself to othersuntil one day he decided to change his life by reducing his possessions to the bare minimum. The benefits were instantaneous and absolutely remarkable: without all his stuff, Sasaki finally felt true freedom, peace of mind, and appreciation for the present moment.Goodbye, Things explores why we measure our worth by the things we own and how the new minimalist movement will not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. Along the way, Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering tips on the minimizing process and revealing the profound ways he has changed since he got rid of everything he didnt need. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasakis humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalisms potential....
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Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism Reviews
I may declutter my wardrobe or bookshelves every now and then but I will never be a minimalist because I just love my books too much to let them go! ;)
"For a minimalist, the objective isn't to reduce, it's to eliminate distractions so they can focus on the things that are truly important."
17. Organizing is not minimizing.
24. Let go of the idea of getting your money’s worth.
31. Think of stores as your personal warehouses.
43. What if you started from scratch?
34. If you lost it, would you buy it again?
19. Leave your unused space empty.
45. Discard anything that creates visual noise.
+. Question the conventional way you’re supposed to use things.
The strengths of this book are in the psychological and philosophical insights and the general, sometimes practical principles of minimalist living.
The author is a young single professional in Tokyo, and his chosen style of minimalism is basically monastic. But he doesn't preach that style or suggest it's for everyone. So his story isn't an inspirational how-to for most western readers.
There is no joy sparking (though he has opinions about that), there are no packing parties, nor encouragement ...more
I hate-read this book for fun. I don't aspire to minimalism, but I would like to get rid of a lot of the stuff in my life. I got a bit out of reading the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and was expecting more along those lines. This book however made Marie Kondo seem like a very reasonable person, and her idea of what to have in your home cozy and comfortable by comparison. The minimalism advocated for in this book is stark and lifeless. A photo of the ideal room was literally an empty room. ...more
I've read this book in Norwegian. The English version is not available just yet, so I chose to read in Norwegian.
It can be divided in two parts: useful and not useful. Tips are okay and interesting and rewarding to follow. As a minimalist myself, I have already tried a lot of things listed in the book. An author, however, goes to extreme version of minimalistic approach to life, trying to persuade us to come with him. Someone might find it okay, someone might be taken aback.
To be honest, the w ...more
The sections "The 55 tips to help you say goodbye to your things" and "the 15 more tips for the next stage of your minimalist journey" were worth the price of admission.
The "before" and "after" pictures were a nice touch.
The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is because it could have been tighter; the book could have have benefited from a stricter edit. His explanation of what is essentially hedonic adaptation (in the section called "Why do we accumulate so much in the first place? ...more
1. Cuốn sách cũng đã tạo được cảm hứng về một sự thay đổi.
Thực ra, đây là một cuốn sách về vứt đồ (tên tiếng Anh: Things: Goodbye!). Chỉ bằng việc vứt đồ, con người có thể sống vui vẻ hơn, tiết kiệm hơn, thật thà hơn, khoẻ hơn. Không còn cuộc chạy đua mệt mỏi tìm kiếm tiền tài và các giá trị vật chất, một cuộc đua mất cả đời người chẳng xong.
Có những thứ tưởng như không thể thay đổi, như là vận mệnh cố hữu gắn chặt với đời mình vậy, nhưng chỉ nhờ biết cách bỏ bớt đồ đạc, người ta cũng có thể t ...more
Ơ hay lắm, không thất vọng xíu nào luôn. Trước đây cứ mỗi lần chuyển phòng là phải 20 chuyến xe máy dù cách nhau có 1-2 cây số. Thế mới thấy nhục.
Nhiều lần có ý định chuyển nhà mà do đống đồ nên ngại cực. Thôi, khi nào đi học kiểu gì cũng bán sạch để sống cho thoải mái. Hồi nhỏ cũng thần tượng lắm kiểu sống cả tuần mặc mỗi 1 cái áo của anh Mark hay trong Noblesse, mà thật ra mình cũng xài rất ít quần áo, thế mà chẳng hiểu sao áo quần cứ chất đống lên trong phòng, khiến cái phòng 15m2 không có m ...more