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(シンプルライフ) A Simple Life

2021年7月22日

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Hello, everyone. How are you today? It’s Teacher Asuka.

Are you interested in having a simple life?

 

Today, I’m going to think about ‘Minimalism’, or ‘simple life’ together. ‘Minimalism’ means an intentionally living with only the things people really need--those items that support their own purpose.

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have to stay home for longer time. It seems that many people tend to clean and tidy up their house in such a circumstance.

 

Speaking of ‘decluttering’, which is also known as ‘Dan-sha-ri’
in Japanese, or cleaning, you may know ‘KonMari-method’, which is shown by Kondo Marie, one of a Japanese famous ‘decluttering’ specialist. When it comes to tidy up or clean our house, we usually face some problems such as how to let the things go. ‘KonMari-method’ gives us some tips in such a situation.

 

The KonMari-method suggest us the way of thinking about tidying up based on Japanese values and living by surrounded ourselves with items that ‘spark joy’. The method has influenced all over the world.

In the US, the word ‘KonMari’ means to put away.

 

Next, I’ll show you another example of the way of living by minimalism.

I’ll recommend you to watch the film named ‘TAVARATAIVAS (Japanse title: 365 Nichi No Simple Life). The main character of this film is a young man named Petri in Finland. This is a documentary film, which Petri is going to challenge a one -year experiment life with no belongings. Watching this, you’ll find what truly matters are in life.

The film always makes me feel ‘life is never made of our belongings’.

 

Thank you for reading or listening this time as well.


See you next time!

Teacher Asuka

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