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Possessions are different than assets. Asset has monetary value. It is very liquidate, you can turn your asset back into money in no time. Possessions are simply something you own, you may value them very much, but it may worthy nothing to other people. I am moving in with Pat, so I am clean my apartment. I am surprise by amount of things in my little apartment. I have accumulated lots of things over the years. My life in Vancouver is in big contrast with my life in India. I have so many things here, but I am able live off with only two suit cases in India. Sometimes, I wonder how much thing a person really needs, probably not much.

In some African tribes, people don’t have any possessions. They only value things that can be carried with them from one place to another. Human start to have possessions when we settle down in a place and have the means to take all our belongs with us everything we move. In modern society, people love to have many possessions. We just love to own stuffs We keep accumulating furniture, clothes, books, CDs, DVDs, collectibles in our home, although we probably won’t use all of them in foreseeable future. Strictly speaking, possessions are useless things somehow make us happy. I guess all we want is just a sense of ownership.

2 comments to Possessions

  • uncleray

    其實,隨著影音日漸數碼化,日後人們也不用cd和dvd了。只需要一部電腦便可走天涯。

  • I guess owning objects are very one-way of satisfying ourselves…

    I’m proud that I have owned Charlie for 13 years =) Our communication is two-way – although he doesn’t speak, honestly I’ve got used to living beings who don’t communicate with me in words! I get their messages from their actions, or sometimes, Charlie is good at barking…

    My kids at work just scream, kick, headbutt, pinch…
    I feel sorry for them because the fact that they can ‘own’ their parents’ lives, or their parents ‘own’ them for providing too much…

    I just think that how we own things, or relate with living beings, can be more ‘functional’ – rather than just owning for the sake of owning, or relating for the sake of relating. If love becomes possessive, the items are remained to be dusty… same as with human beings, or even to be abused because the reciprocal need isn’t satisfied.

    Good for you, Horacio!
    India has really shown you something…

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