The possession asymmetry

How much effort does it take to go to an online store and put 5 new things on your wishlist?

Now look around your house. How hard is it for you to find and discard 5 things you already own, but no longer need?

If you needed a brand new sofa, several furniture stores are happy to deliver one to you. Yet, disposing your old sofa isn’t nearly as easy, even if you are willing to pay for it.

We live in a culture that makes it is easier for us to add possessions than subtract them. This pushes us to buy bigger closets, bigger suitcases and bigger houses.

It wont be long before we are out of room again.

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