What do mean I can’t have everything?

by Rebecca A. Watson on November 23, 2007

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Is the desire to consume contagious? I think it might be. Normally I am pretty happy with what I have and the means I have to acquire new things. But lately I have been thinking about all the things I want. Not even things I could pretend I might need, but just ridiculous shit: a new watch when I have one that works perfectly well, more hats (I’m not going to admit how many I have), or workout clothes (Who needs that? Won’t a t-shirt and shorts do the job?).

I think that once this mentality found its way into my head, it just started multiplying and telling me that everything I have isn’t good enough and that I must have something NEW! Don’t get me wrong, I like new things but they are usually something I don’t already have. My desires are spreading and I must cure myself immediately.

The worst part of this is that it couldn’t come at a more inopportune time. I’m supposed to resist these urges when all of America is being swept up in its annual let’s-just-spend-like-our-credit-card-bills-aren’t-going-to-come holiday “spirit.”

I’m hoping cleaning out all of my closets this weekend will give me some perspective. I have gone through one and have four bags of clothing and such to donate along with stuff I should have thrown away years ago. If I can give all of this away, is there any reason I should be purchasing more? I think not. But if anyone else has any other ideas to exorcise this awful demon, I welcome them. Somebody please help me!

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