Jan 11, 2019 12:56:42

The Shock of the Big Pile

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Watching Marie Kondo on her new Netflix special, the first thing that will shock the viewer (and probably those who are trying the KonMari method) is the Shock of the Big Pile of clothes which Marie requires to be put in the middle for the owner to see. From this action, one can think of a general guidance: we really don't understand how much we have until we take stock or have an inventory of what we have. It doesn't have to stop with clothes though. And I think that's what Marie Kondo has figured out. Putting everything you have for you to see brings a shock into your system and help you realize that you have an abundance and that you can be a blessing to others by sharing what you have. You can even do this for what's in your wallet or even what's in your bag. When you periodically go through your wallet, you realize that there's so much stuff there. You probably have coupons that you could have used but now you couldn't because it had expired. Your bag can also yield treasures especially things you had already forgotten about. On a higher level, you can also mentally take stock of what you have as a person and think of what you can give away but there is nothing like the Shock having everything on a big pile. Maybe this is a practice that we should do in a regular basis. 

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    @thepageman The shock of the big pile is my fav scenes on the series. Love it. As a facilitator and designer, making abstract, hard-to-grasp ideas tangible and visual is one of the core principles of the work, and this definitely runs in a similar vein!

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jan 11, 2019 14:13:19
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      @jasonleow I loved that scene when the owner of the big pile suddenly feels too much guilt for having too much - there's nothing like a big pile of stuff that you haven't used in a while to make you realize that you have super-abundance! :)

      The Pageman avatar The Pageman | Jan 13, 2019 17:00:08
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