(topcatny @ Feb. 23 2005,11:40) I agree with this as well. Â Lately I have been walking around our house noticing all the things we never use, that are just taking up space. Â We keep going back to the best quality stuff we have, whether it be towels, sheets, pots, etc. and using those things repeatedly. Â I just did a major reduction to my wardrobe eliminating things I never wear, now I want to do the same for the rest of my life.
Although I disagree with the politics of the movie, Fight Club's Tyler Durden was right when he said, "The things you own end up owning you." I did the same thing myself and was astounded by the amount stuff
I own. Stuff everywhere. Stuff I don't even use. And for what? I didn't own the stuff, it owned me because it still had to be cared for even if I didn't use it. Lately I've been trying to pare down the stuff I have and avoid buying new stuff (well, failing slightly but doing well for the most part). I don't need fancy pots or omelette pans...the ones I have do the job quite well. A bit off topic I guess but I needed to rant.
I knew a couple, back about 10 years ago, who were dentists, they lived in a high rise building in down town tel aviv that had offices on the lower floors, and apartments on the lower floors. they rented an apartment, and worked in a clinic in the same building. they didn't have any kitchen stuff, they would always eat out, and they didn't have much furnature, only a futon. every six months to a year, they would take off for 6 months to a year of travel. they were in their mid thirties at the time, and had been doing this since getting out of school. they had almost no possetions what so ever. at the time, I thought this was the coolest thing in the world. now, it strikes me as going way to far, but a good general idea.