I have too much stuff…
I am trying to get rid of some of it, but it is not easy. Yes, I really want to do it, honest, but I am leery of Murphy’s law… everybody knows that the minute you discard an item, you will immediately need it.
It is unfortunate, but it is a scientifically proven fact. So, as you can see, I have no choice but to cling to the old stuff.
But someday you will have to make some wrenching decisions. Something on the scope of what Ike had to do on D-Day. Go or no go. I will have you know that it takes nerves of steel to do that.
Stuff is like a fungus. It grows slowly but steadily and one day you find yourself swimming in it.
For people who are not familiar with the subject, stuff is “a collection of things, events, or ideas, or the contents of something in a general way without mentioning the thing itself by name.”
One of my pet theories is that if you keep stuff long enough, someday it will become fashionable again.
Look at torn jeans… it started when a teenager (it can only be a teenager) came across an old pair of ripped jeans probably belonging to a Forty-Niner…
Being too lazy to wash his own clothes, and desperately needing some trousers to go to a party, he grabbed the tattered jeans, went to the party and became an instant success.
All the kids present removed their pricey jeans at once and savagely mutilated them with anything they could find. And that’s ladies and gentlemen, how the trendsetting torn jeans were born.
The same goes for old cars or vinyl records. They are coming back into fashion and if you kept them (I did) you might be sitting on a gold mine.
So a word of advice, my friends… Old stuff (like myself) can be valuable and does not have to end in a garbage dump.
Look at politicians for instance… old dudes are recycled all the time. The Democratic front runner is rediscovered old stuff. He was out of circulation for a while and he is suddenly being back in fashion again.
Don’t forget… it is in the old pots that you make the best cooking.
And before letting you meditate on my wise sayings, an old quote from Napoleon Bonaparte
“Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.”
Toot a loo…
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