To: Pan_Yans Wife
"....and we could have more stuff". You are so right! We have lost so much because of "stuff". What is "stuff"? A great house, a fancy car, a swimming pool, etc., etc. Barbra Streisand has much "stuff" and I recently read where her son has AIDS or is a drug addict - can't remember which.
We never had much of "stuff", but we have enough to keep us clean, eat well and from time to time some luxuries. And we have something the "stuff" people don't have - values and principles - and I'd like to think we have more than the "stuff" folks.
posted on 06/03/2003 5:02:58 PM PDT
(Throw the U.N. in the garbage where it belongs.)
Did you hear George Carlin talk about "stuff"?
I think it was him... but the story goes something like this... really paraphrasing here!
First you leave home, and all of your stuff fits in the trunk of your car, you go off into the world to get your first real job.
You get your first apartment, and boy, does it look sparse. So, you start to fill it with a lamp, a bed, a couch, a television, a table, etc.
Well, time goes by, and you are making an okay living, and you decide you like plants, and tropical fish, or whatever else, and you really start to fill up your apartment.
Lo and behold, you are running out of room! So, you need a new place to live. Having made great advances in your employment, you can afford to move.
You buy a house. It looks a little sparse, so you have to fill up the extra guest room, and the dining room, which you never had before, and you fill it up with stuff.
Time goes by, and it starts to look a little crowded...
Moral of the story... do we have the house to keep our stuff? Or do we have the stuff, so that we need a bigger house? DO WE OWN THE STUFF OR DOES THE STUFF OWN US?
posted on 06/03/2003 8:46:28 PM PDT
by Pan_Yans Wife
(Lurking since 2000.)
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