The Life-Changing Magic of Shutting the Hell Up

The other day I finished reading that super-trendy “tidying” book. (The book is insufferable, but I like the overall concept.) I came across this passage, and will try to bear it in mind when I start making the big “stuff” decisions:

“If you are keeping [things] because you can’t forget a former boyfriend, it’s better to discard or donate them. Hanging on to them makes it more likely you will miss opportunities for new relationships. It is not our memories, but the person we have become because of those past experiences, that we should treasure. The space in which we live should be for the person we are becoming now, not for the person we were in the past.”
— Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up 

I’m still not talking to my socks, though. Sorry, lady. (Not a joke — she wants me to thank my socks for their service. Out loud. I’ll pass.)