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Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism

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....

Title : Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism
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ISBN : 9780393609035
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 pages
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Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism Reviews

  • Hải Lưu

    Quyển này nên đọc Hết mục lục, rồi thôi!

    Viết rất kiểu Nhật Bản - tức là kiểu ĐƯƠNG NHIÊN ĐÚNG

  • Cheryl

    More memoir than self-help, actually, as so much of what he says does *not* apply universally. And all his 'research' is just reported, there are no notes, bibliography, etc.

    Given that, he's got some great insights here. And each reader will find different bits of value to him or her. And it's short and gracefully written/ translated, so get it from your library if you're interested; give it a go.

    I liked the photos in the beginning of five different 'cases'--different people's examples. Incomple
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  • Ran

    This book is better than the last one I read on minimalism; but I think my complaint will forever be that these books are too long. However, I enjoyed this book more for its Japanese perspective on minimalism, and its reliance on Japanese culture for examples.*

    *That being said, Steve Jobs and Apple pop up often in this book.

  • Kelli

    I’m not interested in becoming this extreme of a minimalist, nor did this book hold my attention, though I did finish it. This is super extreme...as in you only need one fork and nothing on the walls, as in you don’t need chairs if you “host” your friends at a local restaurant and use the local cafe as your living room. I found the sweeping generalization that you cannot lead a life of gratitude whilst owning a lot of things to be a little offputting, not to mention, very subjective.

    Overall, I d
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  • Rachel (Kalanadi)

    If you find the Konmari approach to tidying and reducing possessions a little too strict or kooky, then Goodbye, Things might be a good alternative (and a decent introduction to minimalism). I'm not a minimalist, but I'm increasingly finding that shedding my unneccesary possessions is making me happier and more satisfied.

    I liked that this book focuses quite a bit on the psychological and emotional benefits of reducing what you own. It's a very personal testament to how minimalism can improve one
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  • Paul A.

    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?
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  • Ksenia

    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
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  • Ngoc Lien

    Đối với một người lưu luyến kỉ niệm, thích tích đồ như mình thì ban đầu đọc không thích cái tư tưởng vứt đồ cho lắm. Nhưng đọc dần thì ngấm dần, thông não dần:))

    Đọc xong rút ra là sống đơn giản cho đời thanh thản, giải phóng khỏi đồ đạc, dành thời gian và tiền bạc cho việc trải nghiệm, trải nghiệm mới là thứ mang lại hạnh phúc dài lâu. Thông qua việc vứt bỏ đồ đạc, cũng tập dần lối sống buông bỏ những thứ không cần thiết, tập trung vào những thứ thiết yếu, cuộc sống nhẹ nhàng sẽ mang lại hạnh ph
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