Friday, May 03, 2013

Hoarding


Over at Pacific Standard Magazine an article "The Surprising Science of Hoarding" discusses why people hoard. What it misses is that hoarding is a relatively modern phenonmenon that is related to a culture of consumption. Like obesity it is related to our Western capitalist society. A culture that values goods over their use, that defines identity through what we own rather than who we are. Things become part of their owner and a way to define themselves through their objects.  

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