What are our possessions? Just stuff.
I've been thinking about all the stuff that we acquire through our lives. Some stuff we need: food, clothing and shelter. But do we really need an excess of all of this stuff?
I have a nice home, it suites my needs. I have a guest room if someone is in town and needs a place to stay and an extra bathroom for them too. It's enough for me. I don't understand people who buy big homes with a formal dining room, a formal living room or a theater room when they really don't need it. Years ago at a holiday party I was given a tour of the host's home and there were about 3 "living" areas with a sofa and TV in each of them. Why? Would they really get bored in one area and want or need 2 more choices in their own home?
And clothing... do we really need to have the latest fashions? Do we really need more and more clothes? I can see replacing a pair of jeans or a shirt when they are worn out or get torn, but do we really need a walk in closet just as big as the bedroom in a home? I know... this is my area of weakness with all my shoes. I can only wear one pair at a time and do I really need a different pair for each day in a month? No!
Food is necessary. But we all seem to have this weird connection to food. People stress eat or eat too fast in their vehicles. Is it really necessary to gulp down some poorly made food just because you're hungry? And what about cooking? If something takes longer than 1 minute in the microwave some seem to get impatient. Why don't we enjoy cooking and savor the scents, the tastes and textures of a meal?
And then we have our electronic gadgets. I hate that whatever company with their 4G phone and the tagline: "that was sooo 38 seconds ago" commercial. It is so annoying! Do we really need to be "in the know" on stuff that fast? Do we really have to be condescending about knowing something a few seconds before someone else?
When is what we have enough?
I'm just wondering....