Some of you know that I have been on a purge lately, so I was interested when the LA Times published an article about the effect of possessions on our lives. Here are some of my favorite quotes:
The average U.S. household has 300,000 things, from paper clips to ironing boards. U.S. children make up 3.7% of children on the planet but have 47% of all toys and children’s books.
Full bookshelves say, ‘I’m well-read. I have lots of books.’ But really, you just buy books.
I don’t think stuff is inherently wrong or bad . . . but if things have become obstacles to your happiness, that’s a problem.
I am impressed by the degree to which outer order controls inner calm . . . I cleaned out my fridge, and now I can change careers.