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 received an advanced copy from Goodreads, and was, to be honest, skeptical at first. Hasn't Marie Kondo already turned the minimalism trend around? Sasaki's book is his own, however. He is a humble and honest guide throughout the book. Sasaki offers insights on minimalism through his own mind and life. I really enjoyed reading the book. It felt very cleansing, like taking a shower at the end of a long day.
I took notes throughout the book, for personal reference. Here is a slice:
* Our minds are ...more
I've decided not to rate this book as it seems wrong to me to put other people's views into a 5 star system, however different they may be from mine. I don't necessarily agree with the logic behind adopting the philosophy of spareness but I see why it can be appealing to those who've made their life out of it.
Having said that, I did not find this book completely irrelevant. There were fragments in "Goodbye, Things" that were even interesting, such as those describing how we react to various sti ...more
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 ...more
Some thoughts on Goodbye, Things:
Mr. Sasaki writes about minimalism in maximalist manner. A good editor could have cut this book down to the length of a magazine article, added a few of the book's photographs, and nothing much would have been lost. In fact, the book could have almost been condensed to the "55 tips to help you say goodbye to your things" on the last few pages of the book. That would have been true minimalism. But then, Mr. Sasaki wouldn't have had a book to sell.
Mr. Sasaki writes ...more
I've read a couple of books on minimalist lifestyle, and this is one of the best in my opinion. I especially like that all the photos included with the book are at the start, helps to make the book appealing. You can see from them not only single persons, but also a couple, a family and a traveling person's backpack contents (though only scarf can be counted as clothes in it, which leaves me wondering about the rest of the clothes that could be there).
This includes the author's own pictures and ...more
Đầu tiên phải nói về cái Tít. Quyển này có tên tiếng Nhựt Bổn là: "ぼくたちに、もうモノは必要ない。 断捨離からミニマリストへ". Đương nhiên là tớ copy paste chứ hiểu chết liền luôn nếu không có thằng Google Translate. Ý cái Tít là: Không cần cái gì nữa, tối giản đi mà sống ... Đại khái thế. Xuất bản bằng tiếng Anh thì nó tên là "Goodbye, Things: On Minimalist Living". Nói chung là không có chữ nào liên quan đến việc cả nước Nhật sống như thế cả. Cơ mà dân nhà mình xính ngoại. Kiểu làm dạy con làm giàu thì học người Do Thái ...more
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! ;)
Picked this up as a $1.99 audible book.
I have been a minimalist so sorts for quite a while. In the Marines I could pack up everything I owned into two sea bags. Married, a kid, college (books) and I kind of lost it. Now with a life I could pack into a midsize hatchback (with a bike rack) I am back.
Sasaki can physically pack up his life and move in 30 minutes. I can’t. He lives in a 200 square meter apartment. I like going to Ikea and have imagined I could be happy in one of their display micro ...more