What It Means to Have Too Much Stuff

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[Editor's Note: Between hand-me-downs, thrift shops and garage sales, not all stuff actually costs that much money. There are plenty of people struggling to get by and actually drowning under their mounds of stuff. Carrien explores the poverty of stuff in her thought-provoking post on feast, famine and what leads people to keep it all, all the time. -Rita]

On Having Stuff

I consider my accumulation of stuff a symptom of poverty, rather than abundance, and it's something I am trying to overcome. It's not like I spend a lot of money of clothes and toys and furniture. It's almost all second hand, most of it given to us by others. It's not that I spent money on stuff we really don't need that is the problem, so much as how much of it I feel like I need to keep.

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