shadowwalker wrote:… Then there are things of sentimental value - we don't need them, but they bring back happy memories. Rarely do we get rid of those.
nhope wrote:I have this thing, it doesn't matter what it is, and I've been lugging it around with me since I was little because it mattered. It made me smile, it gave me comfort, it took me away from that vortex of that current life and grounded me through time.
Today I inadvertently came across that thing and wondered why in the world I still had it.
I don't get it.
How can something that was so adored, so cherished, so painstakingly wrapped and safely tucked away one day simply not matter?
What does this mean and has it ever happened to you?
shadowwalker wrote:There are things we keep because we need them. They're a talisman. At some point in life, we realize we no longer need them, that we've become strong enough to move ahead without them, and they're either tossed or relegated to storage.
jowen wrote:So to answer your question, Nancy. If the "thing" you treasured is connected to an old love, an ex husband or boyfriend, then the fact it no longer matters is a good thing. You are over it and ready to move on. If it is a material thing, perhaps you have outgrown your need of it. Or, you could be mildly depressed, at the point where you are telling yourself nothing much matters anymore (been there, don't that!). So don't throw the thing out yet. You may change your mind about it tomorrow. Think about it, and if you still feel the same in another year, then you don't really need it anymore.
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