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A personal case against hoarding (Final thoughts): 等 価 交换 [tōka kōkan]

Hoarding does not just apply to tangible objects. Like all behavior, it is an outward manifestation of something deeper in the heart and mind. While I am not able to pinpoint one thing as the source of my hoarding, the term, “poverty mentality”; or the words, “greed” and “envy” aptly illustrate my state of mind. Continue reading

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A personal case against hoarding (Part 3): Information, crafts, and skills

I feel the need to be able to focus – to actively invest in the gifts I was given; and, just like in hoarding things and thoughts, I find that I need to let go of pursuits that ultimately get in the way of my passions. Continue reading

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A personal case against hoarding (Part 2): Thoughts

I find it funny that whenever I go to bed, it is when my thoughts race against each other in my head, like an overcrowded Rainbow Road on Mario Kart. Continue reading

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A personal case against hoarding (Part 1): Things

If I can at least clear my own private space, then I would have a sanctuary in which I can peacefully sleep. Continue reading

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Life clean-up, part 4: Give me my social media space.

Unlike material things, people aren’t that easy to break away from. These are bonds, forged from over a five-minute exchange, to years spent working or living together; and online relationships are far from virtual — there’s a real person who struggles and trucks through life just like you. Continue reading

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Life clean-up, part 3: The DIY life, and balancing Want vs. Need

I recall someone telling me that their notion of simplicity is being able to have enough cash to spend on things they want without having to worry about the cost. That was 11 years ago for me and, somehow, it … Continue reading

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Life clean-up, part 2: Material(istic) girl

Second post in the Life clean-up series, I tackle here my ongoing tackling against the whole lot of stuff I’ve accumulated in the past years. Back in 1984, Madonna sang about how cold hard cash makes Mr. Right, in the … Continue reading

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