Social scientists Diederik Stapel and Siegwart Lindenberg of Tilburg university in Holland have reported on a study that suggests people are more likely to discriminate and be less charitable if living in an environment that is unkempt, dirty, litter strewn or marked with graffiti.
In Feng Shui the effects of clutter are clear and it is a key thing that areas should be clutter free (as opposed to zen-like empty). Just search this blog for ‘clutter’ and you’ll see the many reasons why clutter and good Feng Shui don’t exist together.
This report adds further credence to the benefits of a clutter free environment. Not only can clutter (in the form of litter and grafittie) affect our own energies and our lives but it can also affect the way we treat other people which in turn has a detrimental effect on their lives. And so the ever decreasing circle goes on.
Jackie Notman is a copywriter, feng shui consultant and e-commerce retailer. This article is from her blog ‘Life – and everything else’ where you’ll find an eclectic mix of articles and information.
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