Addition By Subtraction: Why Marie Kondo Is The Hero We Need

Most of us blame a lack of time for not pursuing what’s actually important us. Our lives are full of obligations, commitments … and stuff. So much stuff. If there’s a “first world problem,” it isn’t that we don’t have time, it’s that our stuff takes up too much of it.

One of the first movies I saw as a child was “Labyrinth.” In one scene, the heroine, Sarah, encounters a junk witch. The witch shows Sarah all the toys and knick-knacks that are special to her, and piles them up on Sarah’s back, gradually transforming Sarah into a…