Clutter. How many of us have it? What is it? Stuff? Too much of it? We live in a society that breeds perpetual stuff. Welcome to America. Capitalisim at its height, which fosters materialism.
Other countries are not like us when it comes to personal possessions. Storage units are over flowing and building on a national rate. We as a society have too much stuff! I am personally one of those people. I just downsized from a house into a condominium, and never realized how many belongings I had until now. I have more boxes than I do space. I've made countless trips to the dump. Got rid of things I didn't even want to get rid of just to conserve space. Gave numerous items away to family and friends. Donated to goodwill. And still have 2 storage bins and a crowded condo!!!
Where do I draw the line and say I have a problem? There's countless organizations out there now- such as clutters anonymous. And you can hire someone to come in an organize your home; but I believe all they do is throw out everything. I can throw out my things myself. Well maybe I can't.
That's actually what's hard, deciding what to throw out and what to keep. Whats important; Whats a memoir or keepsake; What's valuable; What's needed to live everyday.
Going through the clutter, organizing it and arranging it is an important task. How did I get to this point? I know I'm not the only one out there. So many of us whether moving or not, live like this every day. We become immobilized by things. We become victims of a material world through shopping, gambling, trading, and the like. We lead ourselves into financial debt which drains us emotionally as well.
We binge on food and have obesity.
We drink too much and have alcoholics.
We have drug addicts that over-dose.
This is the society we live in. We have too much of everything! Too much of anything is no good. Which brings me back to clutter.
Too many things lead to clutter. You can't enjoy your belongings when you have too much. You can't organize them when there is not enough space. Even one's thoughts can become cluttered. Enjoy what you have. Save space. Value time instead and appreciate one another. Wouldn't that be nice if America fostered that philosophy?
-- Amazing Gaze