The desire to collect objects is something that comes naturally to many people. From the time we are very small, we bring home little trinkets from school, a friend’s house, or the grocery store. What is it that draws us in and makes us want to accumulate them? Keep reading to find out what these collectors believe drives us to be collectors.
Jack Miller is the founder of How I Get Rid Of.
Collecting to Capture Specific Memories
I’ve done a little research on why people like me collect stuff. According to experts, it’s all connected to our early childhood years when the baby blanket provides a form of emotional security.
But, at least for me, I collect things to capture specific memories. I’m not the type who takes pictures because I’d rather live these moments. These little mementos immediately bring me back to these places.
Who knows? Maybe there is also a connection with what experts say, but at least I get to relive these memories through something I can hold in my hand, which I think beats a photograph by just a few notches.
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