Goodbye Things was the first book I read about minimalism. I have read dozens of articles on the subject and watched many documentaries, but of course, none of them impressed me as much as the book.
Thanks to it, I did something I had planned to do for a long time, but I did not dare. I reduced the books in my library and distributed them to my friends and those in need. My library now makes me happier every time I look at it.
Fumio Sasaki is one of Japan’s most famous minimalists. In this book, he explains why he became a minimalist and how his life has changed. It was quite a joy to read the changes in his life. He explained the feeling of relaxation with simple examples that we can all understand. For instance, we feel great after a thorough cleaning as the house looks crisp and clean. Minimalism allows us to experience this feeling every day. It must be perfect!
Who is a minimalist? There are helpful answers to the question. We tend to think of houses that are usually empty and soulless, but that the situation is far from this. Who knows, maybe you are a minimalist, and you are not aware.
This is an easy and enjoyable book to read. I am sure you will like it very much if you are interested in the subject. Enjoy!
Goodbye Things: On Minimalist Living
‘There’s happiness in having less. If you are anything like how I used to be – miserable, constantly comparing yourself with others, or just believing your life sucks – I think you should try saying goodbye to some of your things’
Fumio Sasaki is a writer in his thirties who lives in a tiny studio in Tokyo with three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and not much else. A few years ago, he realised that owning so much stuff was weighing him down – so he started to get rid of it.
In this hit Japanese bestseller, Sasaki explores the philosophy behind minimalism and offers a set of straightforward rules – discard it if you haven’t used it in a year; be a borrower; find your uniform; keep photos of the things you love – that can help all of us lead simpler, happier, so more fulfilled lives.
Fumio Sasaki is a writer in his thirties who lives in a tiny studio in Tokyo with three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and so not much else. A few years ago, he realised that owning so much stuff was weighing him down – so he started to get rid of it.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: