Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki
Length: 260 pages
Audiobook Length: 4 hours and 32 minutes
First Published: 2015
Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In Goodbye, Things Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.
Quotes from Goodbye, Things
Why do we own so many things when we don’t need them? What is their purpose? I think the answer is quite clear: We’re desperate to convey our own worth, our own value to others. We use objects to tell people just how valuable we are.
When given too many choices, people tend to worry that there’s something better out there than what they decided on.
Minimalism is built around the idea that there’s nothing that you’re lacking.
About Fumio Sasaki
Fumio Sasaki is the co-editor-in-chief at Wani Books and the author of the minimalism book Goodbye, Things. He currently lives in a small sparsely-furnished apartment in Tokyo.