- Mar 23, 2021
- 33.6, -117.9
In our case, you truly can have your cake and eat it, as well.Collector-ism shows up in any hobby (that isn't "supposed to be" about collecting) where there is some functional aspect to the collected item, significant aesthetic and functional variation, some resale value, and a nominal practical use for the item. Examples: Audio gear, disc golf discs, mechanical keyboards, guns, knives, pens, etc. I am not surprised that some people hoard gear for the sake of the gear.
Some people bust-hump and spend their hard-earned rewards on [ummm...] consumerism.
Obviously, this is not just a binary characteristic: Scaling consumerism from #0-to-#10:
It is particularly interesting to observe that there are others in the same demographics;
Those who do NOT collect 'things' would be assigned a #2 .
Sub-group (even in our ASR' lot) who are into collector-ism would be #5
Those who progress on to become part of hoard-ism would be #8+
I was born as #0; Gypsy until HS grad (#3); Collector after College (#5); Became borderline Hoarder mid-career (#7+).
Retirement now puts me in a 4th category of de-contenter-ism and I am now on a negative slope.
...In the hope of reaching #0 before I can RIP.
MUST Edit: ...with the exception of my music library that will NEVER be purged...