You laugh but do you change your life?
Because if you don’t change, if you keep buying and buying and buying more stuff and never get rid of the old stuff, it’s no wonder you move into bigger houses and are never satisfied with your life.
Me, I buy little and I purge lots. I have so much stuff that the more I recycle, reduce, or remove, I am continually surprised by how much more stuff I own. This depresses me.
For instance, I received my diploma from graduate school in 2007 — and I still keep notebooks. Why? I’ve never opened them in the past seven years. Out of sight, out of mind; and they are out of sight, hiding on a shelf that’s not in plain view. But the fact I know they’re there and there is other stuff that’s sitting in a crate that is in plain view, what if I toss those notebooks and move the crate contents to the shelf, thereby increasing my floor space?
The list goes on. I have stuff, you have stuff, neither of us care for our stuff — but we laugh at George Carlin.
I think our priorities are backwards. Maybe we can reverse ourselves for 2015. Let’s start today. I’m off to collect those notebooks. You?