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Friday, August 06, 2004

We all have a little bit of the 'collector' in us. Whether it's coins, beer cans, CD's, or any of a thousand other possibilities, we find pleasure in accumulating 'things'. But for some folks, the pursuit gets out of control, becomes a pathological obsession which dominates their lives. I feel a lot of empathy towards these eccentrics, as there have been times in my life when I almost got there. But real life (read: financial neccesity)always managed to intervene in time, and I'd sell whatever pile of junk I'd built up...

Good starting point..

'Call Them What You Will'

Players, Traders, Collectors, Hoarders

A Few Famous Examples:

Imelda Marcos (the Queen of Sole)

Andy Warhol

Queen Mary (obsessive collector or kleptomaniac?)

Snakes and Love - The Barker's Story

Animal Collecting

Two Nice Pieces of Writing:

The Collector

The Object of Desire

Recognize yourself, and need help? (probably not, you'd be browsing a collectibles site, not reading my blog..) Well, if so, you can go to Unhealthy Obsessions Dot Com or look to this site for a Biblical perspective..

A man with an obsession is a man who has very little sales resistance.

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