Reply to Steve Dowe on Life-Changing Magic

Replied to Experiencing The Life-Changing Magic of Decluttering by Steve DoweSteve Dowe (
Marie Kondo’s bestseller, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Amazon link), is quite an inspiration. She takes what is, essentially, a slightly mundane activity – decluttering – and transforms it into a ritual; a rite of passage for one who wants to transcend from disorganised hoarder, to ...
I ran across her book a year ago and thought it was pretty well thought out. I’d long spent a lot of my life and time and effort trying to just generally get rid of things (often including ones that brought me real joy). Keeping things that bring me joy was a lovely revelation; it was pretty easy to get rid of the rest.

I ought to do more frequent tidying, but having done a major purge last year just before I moved into a new house has made a huge difference in my life and general happiness level.

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Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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