"My, Earth certainly is full of Things."

That's a quote from the King of All Cosmos in Katamari Damacy. Is it ironic that one of my favorites mantras for minimalism comes from a video game where the goal is to roll up as much stuff as possible into a giant ball?

And yet it does help put things in perspective when I'm standing in the middle of a store full of stuff, feeling overwhelmed, thinking how much nicer that stuff would look in MY house. Delivered with the proper casual detachment, I can dismiss my overwhelming urge to buy as easily as the King dismisses your achievements in the game.

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