Thursday, August 2, 2007

Do you have lots of stuff?

Just read a nice article written by Paul Graham: Stuff. I think one golden rule to remember is that

When you own some stuff, it owns you in some way in reverse also.

Stuff will consume
  • Space: You need space to put it
  • Time: You usually need to think about how to deal with it (Keep it, give it to someone or trash it?)
  • Money: Obviously, you need to spend $$ to buy it in the first place?

Girls often like to buy stuff just because it looks nice or "it's such a good deal!" and this kind of mindset usually leads to a house full of useless stuff. Read Paul's article laidies! :P