Wanting to own everything
you love and desire
is by all
means a known psychological phenomenon
. In relationships,
such behaviorical sign
s can at times be spotted in both,
men and women
As for the non-social objects, it has been suggested that
in the postmodern era, men pose stronger, oftentimes excessive
materialistic needs and desires. Cultural reasons and
classic family upbringing may be to blame for that (even if
really not, they do act as a viable and smart-sounding excuse,
for that matter).
To take this on the mandatory end-human level, take an example
of computer games. How many games did you ever really
delete? Did you ever consider owning or storing any games more
important than actually playing them?
If you ever found a really nice book, did you just have to get
it yourself? Perhaps to make sure it would always be there in
your bookshelf? Even if it was obvious you would not be
going to read it again any time soon, and you knew you
always could find a copy at your local library? Or at a friend's
bookshelf, for that matter?
Perhaps downloaded yourself a copy of all the files you knew
really would always be there on the Net and never expected them
to disappear? Or read all your messages at home and preserved an
off-line copy, not because you would need them, but because
you wanted to make sure you would always own all the beautiful
words and amusing stories ever sent to you or the mailing-lists?
If that is so, would you really not like to also put Everything
into a drawer?
Well, I would, really.
But, I can't.