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Oh don't I know what your talking about. Having travelled a fair bit my home is full of "Stuff" from Africa, England, Europe, Australia, Asia, South America, etc. I invariably take a lot of Canadian stuff with me to leave behind and say I am not going to buy anymore "Stuff" but always I come home with lots and I don't know what to do with it all. Much is given away to share my journey with friends but my spare bed is covered with stuff, paintings, teatowels, fans, jewellery, stuff and stuff. So if you ever find a cure please let me know!
The first time I took off I left STUFF with friends and rented a storage space. Finally in my late 20s after dumping the STUFF at a flea market and giving the rest away to Salvation Army. It had cost U$1000 / year for the space and the STUFF when dumped sold for only U$400+. Since then I advise people to sell or give away their STUFF before traveling or relocating to a new country and replace it later, only when they settle down somewhere they can replace it. It's AMAZING how attached people are to their STUFF. I've noticed new TV programs featuring it as a nationwide almost cultural characteristic in the States with their "makeover" drama about getting rid of their STUFF. It takes most people a few months to get ready for a move overseas but the money from selling their STUFF can usually pay for their first year abroad.
We are planning to travel with oversized daypacks without more than two changes of extra clothing and can easliy buy what we need anywhere in S. E. Asia and India.
All depends on your mind set - Americans are inundated about buying stuff all day long- radio , tv, and newspapers.
Actually gave my house back to the bank, limited myself to 5 days worth of clothes - and a car. Quite interesting mind changes when you do that.
Working on a plan to either move to Belize, or travel. Not sure if I can survive while on the road. Did it in the 70's, and though things have changed, still a challenge to change your way of life.
I can understand buying things to remember trips, buying things that add to decor of your home. Wanting to have a nest to come home to after work. There are pros to buying - comfort , memories, fun things to play with.
Cons are you are tied down, you have to maintain.
I have never seen an armored truck following a funeral. Can't take the stuff with you , and after you are gone , does anyone else want it? And if so, what difference does it make in your life now.
All depends on what you want right now - freedom comes in many forms.
What would you do with your own satellite ? Seems one is on the loose and can be used by anyone with some computer knowlege ? Google it for more info.
Maybe you and boy genius can link up a Hobo network and broadcast your own travel show. Maybe interupt the word cup or something ?
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