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The World’s Cleanest Person

You heard about the passing of Amou Haji, named the dirtiest man in the world because for 60 years he didnʼt take a bath. Well if you havenʼt heard of him now you have.
He was an Iranian man who didnʼt take a bath for 60 years due to emotional problems and lived in isolation. He feared that bathing will kill him and it did because shortly after he was convinced by locals to take a bath, he died. He was 94 years old.
The existence of the dirtiest man implies the existence of the cleanest person and that person is Marie Kondo, a Japanese woman who has written books about organizing and keeping your space clean. Japan is also regarded as one of the cleanest countries in the world so it is no surprise that someone dubbed the cleanest person in the world hails from there.
Kondo loved cleaning since she was five years old and one time she was so stressed out by this that she passed out in class.
She learned to treat objects like things with emotions and only threw the things that didnʼt “spark joy “ instead of her former approach of throwing out old and dirty things.
“When you hold an object, feel how your body is feeling – whether your body is feeling happy or not”, she said.
While studying sociology at university she wrote a thesis titled “How to Declutter Your Apartment-From a Sociological Perspective”. She also started a business helping people clean their spaces that became very successful.
In 2010 she wrote a book about her cleaning methods titled “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, it did moderately well until the Japanese earthquake of 2011 when sales skyrocketed. Her book helped many understand what was important to them and how to deal with the loss of sentimental items. And since then she has built an empire travelling around the world giving talks and making television appearances.