Watched a couple of episodes of the Marie Kondo show. It’s very…unmisanthropic. It values people obliquely, via care for their material habitus, and without doing the Queer Eye thing of linking self-esteem to making rich-person consumer choices.
Queer Eye’s pedagogy of self-love involves spending a tonne of money on people to show them what being someone worth spending a tonne of money on might look like. And it’s genuinely reparative — that treatment unsurprisingly really uplifts people — but it’s a bit…fantasyland.
Anyway, I like the lowkey spirituality of spaces and objects, which is really a way of recognising the role they play in people’s psychic self-organisation. Kondo’s house-greeting ritual is deeply loving towards the people who live in those houses.