Take 2 with Jerry & Debbie

Are We a Hoarding Culture?

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We all need material things in order to live. But is it possible to cross a certain line and have too much “stuff?” There’s a Hoarding Disorder which the Mayo Clinic describes this way:

Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs.

Now, before we all start thinking we’re somehow off our rockers, let’s have a real conversation about this. One need not be a hoarder – or suffer from hoarding disorder – to have a few too many possessions. The beautiful thing is, we can always eliminate some of the clutter in our lives created by the “stuff” we own. In fact, it can be an occasion of great generosity when we donate those things to others in need. Join us Friday for a discussion about this.

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