Why is it that humans, especially American humans, collect so much stuff? It is not that we need all this stuff and it is not that we necessarily want it. It just is.
Perhaps we should blame the Madison avenue types so aptly portrayed in the now defunct TV series Mad Men. These days, it seems we are bombarded by ads for every conceivable item, from toothpaste, to fashion, to pharmaceuticals we never knew we needed. Then there is the seduction of shopping! Sometimes it is simply too much, and at least for me, it often takes more than a modicum of will power to simply say no.. . . Read More