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Why We Become So Attached to Our Belongings

  • Human beings are social animals. To feel emotionally secure, we require ego strength and confidence in our relationships with other people.
  • When we lack secure attachment to our loved ones, we might imbue our inanimate possessions with deep meaning or human qualities to fill that void.
  • Through physical contact, we might believe that our things are infused with our essence and that we pick up others’ essences by touching their things.
  • Anthropomorphizing our treasured belongings is normal. But for some vulnerable people, it can contribute to the pathological condition of hoarding.

www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-we-become-so-attached-to-our-belongings

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2018-04-20T06:26:15+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments