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We’re in love with stuff – with shopping, with owning, with collecting.

Our obsession with stuff has become unhealthy. When we have a void in our lives, we buy things. When we have problems, we buy things.This obsession with stuff leads to owning a lot, and yet this stuff doesn’t fill our lives with meaning.

It leads to deep debt, from buying so much, and financially we’re worse off than ever, because of this obsession with stuff.

We buy things when we’re depressed, we buy things for others to show how much we love them … and in this way, stuff has separated us from actually dealing with our emotions, blocked us from truly connecting with others.

Let’s replace that lust for stuff with a lust for life.

Here is an idea – Rediscover a passion for life. Get outside and feel nature, appreciate the beauty of the world around you.

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Comment by Dan
2009-09-25 13:50:03

Right on, Chris! It’s amazing how much “stuff” we sold or discarded when we moved here from our former home of 31 years. We determined tht henceforth, we would own our possessions and not be owned by them.

And we were unusual in the neighborhood for having few possessions. We actually kept our car in our single-car garage. Most neighbors had their garages, even 2- and 3-car ones, stuffed with “stuff” and had to keep their cars outside.

 
Comment by Camber Subscribed to comments via email
2009-09-25 17:44:32

I agree with you on this, whole heartedly. Your conclusion is also good as far as it goes.

I would add that getting right with God by accepting his free gift of life through Christ will go a long way toward enjoying what really matters in life.

To quote a song I enjoy… “the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.”

The internet is amazing. I’ve never been anywhere near Dominica, and now I’m reading the Dominica Weekly! Maybe someday I’ll be able to visit.

 
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