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Whoa, talk about de-cluttering

A man in Perth, Australia is selling everything in his life. Including his friends and his job.

He says that he plans to walk out his front door with nothing but his wallet and his passport, after realizing that every single thing in his life reminds him painfully of a broken relationship.

It's an extreme example of the zeitgeist that seems to be dictating de-cluttering, clearing, and simplifying right now as a form of healing.

I'm not sure he can "sell" his friends--the idea is that included in the package price will be an introduction to each of them, but it's not like he's stipulating that he will never contact them again himself. The article says the friends (and the boss) are on board.

And frankly, if a friend of mine said, "Hey, you wanna meet the person who's bought my life?" I'd be curious enough to say yes.

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emeraldsedai
Mar. 18th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
Because it doesn't include the marriage?
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emeraldsedai
Mar. 18th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
That's the one!
roseambr
Mar. 19th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
How bizarre and yet how liberating. Imagine, selling your life and starting over with a new one. I can't even imagine all of the complexities of this undertaking, but I suspect it is more symbolic than anything, beyond the physical stuff. I guess it beats suicide by a long shot!
emeraldsedai
Mar. 19th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
Exactly.

And it's getting worldwide publicity--presumably because it's just plain original. I wish him luck.
llaras
Mar. 19th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
When my friend S. went to work for the State Dept. a couple years ago, he basically did the same thing. His first posting was in Kuwait and he only took a couple suitcases and boxes, everything else was sold, given away or thrown away.

I was aghast at the time, but every once in a while I will look around my apartment and go hmmm.
emeraldsedai
Mar. 19th, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)
Somehow, being sent off to a foreign assignment, where housing is going to be provided, and a salary is already established, makes that prospect seem a bit easier, doesn't it?

I bet your friend S never looked back, either!
llaras
Mar. 19th, 2008 07:24 am (UTC)
The funny thing is, I think he's only lived alone once and it was for a very short time period. He's never been big on having a bunch of stuff, really. He's been back for a couple years now and has just roomed with other people. Different lifestyle, I guess.

I love having my own space, personally.
emeraldsedai
Mar. 19th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
That is unusual. I'm like you, with a very strong preference for my own nest.
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