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[Thoughts] Positive Materialism
Just had a strange thought as I settled into bed (well, more accurately, as I settled into blankets; the beds are coming Monday). So I thought I'd share it.

I don't steal things. (I know, I know, you're all shocked to hear it, but I'm the "good guy" type.) So I was looking around at the stuff in my bedroom here, thinking about the larger pile of stuff in the living room, and I realized there was an interesting way you could look at it. Everything I own, either I bought for myself, with money that I earned at my job, through my own efforts, or I was given it as a gift, by a friend, family member, or whomever. My apartment is the same way -- I paid half of the rent with my money, and my brother paid the other half.

This apartment, along with everything in it, is concrete, physical proof of my ability to rely on myself and make it in this world. And it is concrete, physical proof of the feelings of all my loved ones who care about me and want me to be happy. I'm strong alone, and we're stronger together.

Material possessions get a bum rap, sometimes. Not that I'd take them over people, of course.

Anyway, just thought I'd share. Take care, you guys.

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jsguardian From: jsguardian Date: May 11th, 2005 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
"And all the time the joke is that the word 'Mine' in its fully possesive sense cannot be uttered by a human being about anything." - C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
From: the_lizard_rat Date: May 11th, 2005 11:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Makes me want to be your room mate so I can jumpstart my Tarot business online and bring in about $700 in a good month (about half that in a bad one) after a few months to build up ratings and stuff again. Heh.

Lizard Rat out.
Tired in Albany NY
alkam From: alkam Date: May 11th, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know what you mean. I felt that way about my first apartment. I had worked hard, and gotten it on my own.

Even years later, paying bills is a bummer, but it's nice to go 'I have TV because I went to work, and I paid for it! This is MY TV!'
sarahtheboring From: sarahtheboring Date: May 12th, 2005 05:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Me too, definitely... it was an amazing feeling. Not so much "possess, possess, possess" as "I chose this, I'm responsible for it, and it can be whatever I want it to be."

Congrats, Shay.
alkam From: alkam Date: May 11th, 2005 11:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, BTW? Saw your post about Anime Central... you should come to Wizard World and meet me!
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From: ginny_weasley Date: May 13th, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
it's inviere. i'm adding all my HP friends to my HP journal (all HP-related posts will go in this one!), so friend me, please ♥
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