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  • Tamara
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    Originally posted by bonehead View Post
    Oh come on. There is plenty of space on the property to show the world every car/tractor you had since birth. Seriously though As long as you use the item in question or it is a safety item ie back up generator thats not hoarding. However,when you know you will never use the item but can't bear to part with it, someone needs to come in and do an intervention.
    Well, as I said, there are limits.....and one of those limits is the time one has. Now or later, I don't think I will ever have the time to take apart a car to have spare parts around.

    As it is, one of the things I'm sort of doing while I am still living in my apartments is figuring out what I need to change about myself to live in a house. What I need to change about me, how I live, and what has been accumilated. You mention how if you move around a lot, you don't accumilate. I can believe that. As it is, though, my life has gone quite the opposite between not moving in the last 23 years, being on a constant go schedule, having an archivist nature, and then inheriting the history of the family.

    This last one presents an interesting problem. You mention the item that will never be used but can't be parted with. When it comes to history, even if you yourself may never look at it, it can't be cast away for once gone, it is forever.

    Although, thinking about just one of those items that I have processed......there was an LP, some Latin band conductor's "Best" and as I copied it over into digital storage it occurred to me that my parents probably bought that record in the 50's, played it a few times back then and then..............that it hadn't been played since till it came into my possession.

    Oh, well!

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  • bonehead
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    Oh come on. There is plenty of space on the property to show the world every car/tractor you had since birth. Seriously though As long as you use the item in question or it is a safety item ie back up generator thats not hoarding. However,when you know you will never use the item but can't bear to part with it, someone needs to come in and do an intervention.

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  • Tamara
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    Originally posted by bonehead View Post
    No. I see people with all different backgrounds that are hoarders. Some who survived the depression threw nothing away. Many of their kids were the same way, many farmers too. Some are "once bitten twice shy", they threw something away and later needed it. If you move around a lot there is less hoarding going on. I am dealing with one foster kid right now that steals and hoards. No amount of anything is ever enough, but he has some serious psychological issues. As for me, I have a few things I use infrequently but it is better to have them than to try to borrow or rent for those times I do use them. My one rule is that either it works or it doesn't stay.
    Well, I didn't mean it was the only cause....and for some, what the world calls hoarding, isn't. Hence the military example of having things you don't use in case there is someone who does use it....and has something that you need. If you have the room to store it.......................

    Fortunately, kitchen wise, there isn't a system that watches us to say when was the last time we used something, to judge against us. Shrug, we just get into styles of cooking and somethings we use a lot, somethings we don't, but it is nice to to know that when a job, a task comes up, we've got plenty of resources to apply to it.

    About the farm comment: as I work slowly on building my ranch, I've been encouraged to have as much of anything because when you are out there in the country, it is just you and what you have...........but I'm not going to buy junked cars of the types I have to scavage for parts. There are limits, you know.

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  • bonehead
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    No. I see people with all different backgrounds that are hoarders. Some who survived the depression threw nothing away. Many of their kids were the same way, many farmers too. Some are "once bitten twice shy", they threw something away and later needed it. If you move around a lot there is less hoarding going on. I am dealing with one foster kid right now that steals and hoards. No amount of anything is ever enough, but he has some serious psychological issues. As for me, I have a few things I use infrequently but it is better to have them than to try to borrow or rent for those times I do use them. My one rule is that either it works or it doesn't stay.

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  • Tamara
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    Does Socialism encourage hoarding?

    As I was doing dishes tonight, looking over at my juicer and thinking I should use that more, the old thing of decluttering came to mind, "If you haven't used it for a year.....," and I thought of the many tools in the kitchen that could apply to. And then I thought, well maybe not me, but maybe someone, perhaps in a potluck or something.

    Maybe someone on a team someday.......someday if we ever find ourselves in a communal kitchen.......hence, the topic title. Maybe we aren't using it but we keep it in case someone else needs to use it some time?

    Of course, that's not just socialism; it's military trading and bartering as well and probably applies to other systems of life.

    Still, though...................
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