Can you identify with this "opposite-of-hoarding" attitude?
I don’t know what it’s called, but I guess the best way to describe it is that sometimes I just look around and get disgusted (I don’t know if with myself, or humanity in general) at the fact that people keep so much shit in their house. And dependance on material possessions kinda seems absurd to me (sometimes).
When I have one of these episodes, I begin giving things away. Last time my g/f’s brother came in town, I gave him a stack of about 20 DVD’s and XBox360 games just because I was tired of looking at them.
I know it’s nice to some people to have a DVD collection. But I look at all the DVD’s and I’m like “Am I ever going to watch this DVD more than once or twice?” The truth is NO. So why have a big ass DVD collection? Just to weigh you down when you want to move, or spontaneously go live life outside of your house of crap?
DVDs are just one example. Last weekend I donated two bags of clothing and blankets to Good Will. Why? Because it was bothering me having piles of clothes and blankets there. That’s all. I mean, who the hell needs more than a few blankets anyway?
For this same reason I don’t buy furniture. I just don’t find it necessary. My whole life, my family and friends have had a room with sofas and tables and SHIT that nobody ever uses b/c everyone always hangs out in the kitchen or living room. So I have very little by way of furniture.
Can anyone identify with this? Is it a disease like hoarding?
All thoughts are welcome.