The Desire To Acquire and the Difficulty of Letting Go

The Desire To Acquire and the Difficulty of Letting Go

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Nov 4, 2010

"Getting rid of a possession means abdicating all the pleasures and rights of that possession. And that freaks people out. It goes like this: 'I got this from Aunt Maria; I can't get rid of it. I spent a lot of money on this; I can't get rid of it. I wore this a year ago, I might wear it again; I can't get rid of it. If I get rid of it, I've lost all these opportunities.' That's a kind of death. And you wonder why it's so hard to clean out your closet." — Catherine Roster

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