Today’s Word: life-changing

September 17, 2018 =========

☆  life-changing  人生を変える


Something that is life-changing has such a strong effect that it changes your life. The word life-changing is probably a famous word now, thanks to the translation of the KonMari book! “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”. What do you think about this title? Is it possible that tidying up and decluttering can be life-changing?

I’m not sure, but I think decluttering can definitely be life-changing for many people. Most of the people I know have too much “stuff”, and because of that, we spend too much time looking after our stuff, rather than living life! What a waste!

Many years ago, my brother was living in San Francisco, and everyone owned a boat. His rich friend recommended that he joined a boat club, where you could rent beautiful sailing boats any time you wanted. He said this advice was life-changing for him. He had the hobby of sailing that he could enjoy any time, but he didn’t have to do any of the cleaning or care of the boat. He saved so much money and time – and stress!

Have you ever been given life-changing advice?