The day the iPhone opened for sale

Why are you buying iPhone 11 when the iPhone 8 is still very good? A lot of people don't really have the answers.

My wife, probably like many other modern women, often stood in front of her huge closet and lamented that there was nothing to wear tomorrow.

Today social media hear all you want, you just accidentally search for something on google, in the blink of an eye those things are flooded in your "news feed". My wife, as usual, has a ton of rich fashion resources available on social media, including shoes, sandals, clothes, handbags, cosmetics and makeup. Just a message is delivered to the site.

Every time she saw something good and new she couldn't hold it back, so the closet's size increased dramatically. But with a world like ours, what you have today is outdated.

I still fully sympathize with my wife. Only thing is the situation becomes very complicated, there seems to be no way out: new and outdated, purchased and bored or not used.

Marie Kondo is a Japanese living space arranger who is the protagonist of the popular reality TV series on Netflix. Marie's client: Kevin and his wife have been married for 5 years and have a 2-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy. Like all couples with young children, the Kevin family is a mess, a messy warehouse, from the living room, bedroom to the kitchen.

The life of Kevin and his wife was stressful because he could not arrange housework, children to focus on work. They argue, quarrel, sulk, despair, and don't know how to get out of that tragedy. Kevin's family decided to ask Kondo.

Kondo arrives at Kevin's house on a weekend. The kitchen was full of untidy chopsticks and pots, dirty and clean clothes littered the bedroom floor and in bed, toys splashed in the children's room, the warehouse was full of items on shelves and floors.

The first thing Kondo suggested to the couple was to sit still, close their eyes, be still and think about their loving home. After a moment of silence, his wife Kevin tearfully said we had never done that, we just ran around, frustrated, arguing and arguing the night.

Kondo then asked Kevin and his wife to dump all their clothes in the middle of the house into two piles, one pile of his wife and one pile of Kevin. As usual, Kevin's wife was probably 5 times taller than Kevin's. Kevin's wife said it was embarrassing but if I didn't buy it then I have nothing to wear.

Kondo laughed, reminded Kevin's wife to pick up an item and asked, do you love it, is it special for you, does it bring joy to you when you bring it, does it make you so personal, your style and make you satisfied? If yes, keep it, otherwise set it aside, gently and say, clothes thank you.

If you're wondering, Kondo will ask, when was the last time you wore it, how many times did you wear in the past year. After a while, the wife's stuff was only 1/3, and her husband was only half left. The extra clothes Kondo suggested they sold were liquidated or donated to charity. Similarly, they handle kitchen and storage.

In fact, we buy a lot of things we think we need but are not. Clothes today we change it when it is out of social value, not because it is out of use, a great waste is burdening us.

The reason is that we are forced to buy things we don't need. It is no one else other than marketing and advertising that are the culprits that cloud our environment.

Although I am a long-time marketer, I have to confess sometimes that what people are out there in terms of their living standards, the lifestyle is mostly bullshit.

You rush in to buy shoes they call new fads, clothes they think are trendy, expensive technology toys, you get rid of almost brand-new shoes, piled up in cabinets of suits wings only wear a few times because people think they are outdated, you queue up and pay unreasonably high prices to get the latest iPhone ... Those are nonsense.

There is a world famous project called Project 333. Courney is an energetic woman who works at a company office, which requires her to communicate a lot. Tired of having to follow the fashion trend, Courney composed 33 of his favorite items to wear and changed them for 3 months. In fact, no one realized that Courney only had 33 items in a row, over and over again during that period, and everyone thought Courney was bargaining for a large closet. From there Courney challenged other friends to do the same and it spread into a movement, living more with less things around you.

After only 1 month, Kevin and his wife's life changed completely, from the kitchen to the storage room and the bedroom, especially since they made folding clothes every night a fun thing for them. The house is tidy, they love each other more and life is worth living.

Following this same principle, my wife and I started to filter our belongings, and it was surprising that my unused portion was as much as my wife's, they were not only clothes but also books, magazines, tools, technology stuff. We share all of that supplies with our brothers, friends and family members. The house naturally widened to ten square meters.

After that, every time we buy things, we consider whether it is really necessary or really makes our life happy, meaningful and affordable. Sometimes we buy something of value, but make sure it's good and lasts for a long time.

Be minimalist. We always ask why the salary is not enough to live, the cost is increasingly expensive, the overtime, extra money makes us so tired while every night we or our wife stand in front of our wardrobe full of charcoal not knowing what to wear, looking around my friends on the phone and then I have not, our race is not over. But as soon as our needs decrease, life becomes easier and more spacious right in front of us.

Pham Vu Tung