But when Kondo describes discarding her screwdriver because it conveyed insufficient joy and then breaking a favorite ruler when she enlisted it to remove a screw, you have to wonder if so many readers should be following the lead of an organizational expert with so little common sense. A force more compulsive than joy is at work here.
I think KonMari is noteworthy for its categorical vs geographic methods to declutter. I like the “spark joy” idea, even though Sean mocks it. But there’s something off-kilter about the whole thing too.
2 thoughts on “Marie Kondo’s Life-Changing Magic and death.”
Yes! Off kilter is a good way of putting it. I also have a hard time taking advice on how to get your children to tidy toys from a 20-something with no kids of her own.
I have such a hard time finding clothes that fit well that if I only kept things that sparked joy, I would have nothing to wear. I took the opposite tactics though, and got rid of shirts I actively disliked wearing. Life is too short or scratchy tags and unpleasant fabrics.
And tiny, weird, Japanese architecture.