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Marie Kondo Has Taken Over the Internet, and It Brings Us Joy

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo is Netflix's latest lovely reality show binge

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo became our New Year obsession as she helps families purge unnecessary items from their homes to have a more relaxed lifestyle. Sure, people had their doubts and complained about her stance on certain items, but at the end of the day, Kondo is a sweet woman who only wants the best for those she is helping.

One of her biggest lessons is to throw away things that don’t bring us the same joy they once did, which makes for great jokes on the internet, even if Kondo’s message is sincere.

She’s all about what brings you joy in life. Whether it’s your books or your clothes … or your Twitter followers or friends, you have to just let it bring you happiness.

Kondo is a new face to many of us, not knowing who she was prior to the Netlix show, but we have our theories about her roots—and her future.

Sure, people are mad because she said we should only have 30 books, but also, her purging methods can lead to someone else’s reward.

Or maybe we just want Marie Kondo to be the focal point of the revolution, letting this sweet woman lead the charge to saving the environment and making the government wary of climate change. Imagine, if you will, a world where Marie Kondo is standing in front of a microphone, speaking to us all, kind of like a Ted Talk, but she’s just talking about the joy that breathing clean air gives us as.

Then she shows us politicians who won’t act on climate change, and we all yell, “THANK YOU!” and throw them into trash bins.

First though, we have to let the book thing go.

You can watch Marie Kondo and all her folding lessons on Netflix but be aware: You’ll want to purge your entire home and then feel bad about it.

(image: Netflix)

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