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Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism

Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism - Fumio Sasaki

I thought It was a book that was about a way how to throw away material things.

It's about Minimalism and It emphasizes that Minimalism is not a purpose but just a means.


Since humans are social animals, they can't live if they are not recognized for usefulness in groups.

Also, It's not easy to express a person's worth and usefulness.

Many people want to let people know about their worth by possessing a lot of material things.

It's one of the easiest ways to express ourselves.

And at the moment, they delude themselves into believing that what they are are the same as what they have.


There are many advantages to be gained by possessing something to the minimum.

We don't need a big house to put those things, we can save money by doing that.

Also, we can save time and money by reducing a thing to take care of. having fewer things stirs it up to feel appreciated what we have.


The idea that was blocked by the things will begin to move lively.

We can concentrate what is more important.


This book speaks about the freedom coming from having fewer material things with some examples.

It explains the importance of this moment and how to concentrate.

Don't be obsessed by the past and we shouldn't neglect the present by preparing the future.


What is important is what would we do after reducing it.

After all, Minimalism is that we reduce something in order to do more important. It is one of the many means to be able to grow up ourselves.