Saturday, April 21, 2012
When I was growing up, the term remote meant far away. Now there are 4 on the night stand.
Microwave? Double huh!
Phones without cords? That was on sci-fi shows or in the comics. And we had ONE for the whole house.
TVs? One then, numerous now.
Books without bindings? What?
I could go on and on as we all know. The accumulation of stuff that we didn't have growing up and can't live without now is seriously amazing!
I am convinced that computers generate paper as I never had as many little slips with VERY important info on them before I had a computer. And please note, I have had a PC for a VERY long time.
But the stuff we tend to accumulate is getting out of hand.
I need more feet for the numbers of shoes I have. It is sickening how long I could go without repeating the same article of clothing. Now, since I'm so honest, I also take good care of my things and they tend to last but still...
How about the cooking/kitchen gadgets that are supposed to save us time? Maybe, but that's after the 20 minutes it takes for us to remember where we put them.
I just came back from the 10 year old's baseball game...gone are the days of carrying your mitt and bat. Each kid lugs a bag that the airlines would double the fees as a carry-on. Filled with stuff. And the parents? They have baggage carts for all their stuff.
Over the years I have had maybe 10-15 garage/yard sales as well as having made huge item donations to various charities. All the 'stuff' I rid myself of hopefully has made someone else happy but aren't I just transferring stuff from point A to point B? One man's stuff is another man's...stuff! There is no end.....
Listen to George Carlin's take on stuff and then go clean up!