Kind of continuing the idea of the SRK 10th anniversary, I’m looking at what I own, what I do in my life and what I’ve done. This is kind of a long overdue spring cleaning about an entire season too late but I look around and I just realize how much of a packrat I am. It is partially because I’m lazy but also because my home is the last place I chill out sometimes, I just see it as a pit stop between work and eating.
I look around and I see a bunch of old college texts that I haven’t touched in years, filing cabinet is full of bank statements that are older than this website, DS games that I haven’t played, an extra mattress etc. etc.
However that really isn’t a point anymore since we live in a society where it’s hyper-realism and somehow every single minute of your day has to be fulfilled with a promise of an internet meme or a small taste pseudo celeb frame via status updates (OMFG I totally found a dust bunny while cleaning! DIE DIE DIE!) it also seems have replaced our need to own things physically when we could just refer to them on the internet. Sure you don’t need to purchase that threadless Tee, but the very same impact of “Whoa that is awesome, you are the first of my facebook friends to have found that” is created by linking it.
This thread could relate to DLC, online games, pirating music to a degree, blogging and other things but as we kind of put more of us on the internet; essentially replacing the responsibility of showing off our personality IRL with a internet database for people to come and judge us (if they choose to do so), do material goods really even matter at this point?
Of course we’ll still buy stuff. But I’ve never been one to ever own a collection of anything. Games to a certain degree but I think because my parents own a convenience store and therefore renting out games had sort of made me think that material items are not necessarily “mine and mine alone” but an immaterial thing where we sell experiences and not the actual product.
So in this case even though I have a lot of this garbage around my place, I have no problem parting with it since I’ve already had my experience with it. I actually hardly consider a lot of material goods as valuable since it takes up space and I don’t know if I displayed or showed it off at all, would it make any sense since I know who I am. Why do I need other material things to show off who I am to myself?
However TL:DR shit aside, here’s the question. Basically do you guys have a lot of shit in your past cluttering up your house/home/apartment? Does it get in your way? What’s the oldest stuff you own? Why do you keep it around and if it isn’t important why haven’t you gotten rid of it? What was a huge chunk of your past life you gotten rid of and how did it feel? If you have a family what do you give to your kids to experience and what do you keep in storage away from them for only yourself (insert porn lols reference.)
I’m basically going to go through a DS game sale and probably craigslist this shit, so that’s why I’m bringing it up.