I have started simplifying my life, and paring down what I have.. I've gotten to the point where stuff drives me crazy. It's everywhere-you can't get away from it. In my house, in stores, and ultimately in the dump. We have been seduced to buy stuff in hopes of somehow being prettier, smarter more sophisticated, and more successful. It’s sold to us constantly and let’s face it people, it's bullshit So let's call bullshit. To hell with GDP, we need a different way to improve our lives, our economy and the earth for god’s sake- the poor earth can't take it anymore.
Mygo als in this are to:
Jennifer Baumgartner, Psy.D., notes that nostalgia can make clearing out a space nearly impossible. She goes on to state that, "we often infuse our junk with the spirit of a moment in time, associating the tangible with the intangible. Our junk becomes the object upon which we project our internal experience."
The advice Marie Kondo gives on sentimental items is to bid farewell as you part with them. As stupid as that may seem on the surface, I get choked up just writing it. It's powerful to hold these things and appreciate the loved ones or places that they represent. Its also helpful to allow yourself one saved box for each child with a letter descrinbing each things importance to us, it may allow them to get more meaning for this stuff when we ditch this life, It could add to their own memories and history.
I hope the world will start buying less, and those countries that have a less consumer driven culture never start. There is nothing fundamentally human about the useless acquiring of things and we all need to remember more thoughtful ways of living life. Our lives might just depend on it.