- Sep 5, 2011
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I'm no fan of Kondo but, to be fair to her, she's isn't advocating getting rid of stuff for the sake of getting rid of stuff. She is really arguing that we should be more conscious of the stuff we have and consider how it makes us feel. If you really hare happy with your stuff, then that's totally fine. To my mind, the biggest problem with Kondo is exactly this obsession with individual relationships to things, and that she seems to imagine that stuff magically disappears once you get rid of it and it leaves your house. It's a critique of individual lifestyles within consumer capitalism, and doesn't really take into account the wider situation of consumer capitalism. Ultimately, both her approach and the GQ editorial are really both arguing about deckchair arrangement on the Titanic.