Monday, January 28, 2013

It's All Too Much

The full title of this book is : It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff. Perhaps the title could use a little de-cluttering.

Peter Walsh is passionate about clutter. According to him, clutter is the symptom of almost all problems in our life, and eliminating the source of the clutter can be a big solution to helping us out. Rather than just go for means of organization, he stresses the need to look at priority and make the changes that will prevent the attachment to excess consumption and hoarding. As such, consumer product companies are likely in line to suppress this book. After all, rather than encourage getting all sorts of organization solutions, he stresses simply getting rid of the junk. Instead of attachments to things, he stresses attachment to people and thoughts.

The philosophy of the book is great. My biggest complaint was that the author seemed to be a little full of himself, and would appear to be lightly talking down to his readers (as a big brother talks down to a younger sibling.) Other than the tone, however, the ideas are sound, though would require hard work to fully implement.

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