- Possessions give us more to apologize for, climb over and argue over.Possessions encourage greed. The more we focus on material things, the more we tend to brag, hoard, compete, and want more. The more we get the less we seem to be satisfied with what we already have.
Then she quotes,
Bertrand Russell said, “It is the preoccupation with possession more than anything else, that prevents man from living freely and nobly.”That is so true for my life, my husband is a dreamer than comes up with so many different ideas for adventures in our lives and often I feel like the only thing holding us back in my attachment to stuff. I wish it wasn't like that, but its true. I don't want to leave because I like our stuff, a direct quote from me, I don't want to leave our swing set, etc etc But we just got a new bed...
The older I get the less attach to stuff I am, there is still hope yet.