When push comes to shove, how much of our stuff do we really need?
(We are going to use the word “stuff” a lot in today’s posting. There’s just no better word for all these useless belongings. Forgive me Ms. Shehan, my 8th grade English teacher.)
Have you noticed that your stuff seems to be multiplying? Many of us spend a good part of our weekend putting things back where they belong. Some even have to rent storage units to hold excess stuff they just can’t part with.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, some of us even go so far as to add to our stuff by going to other people’s yard sales, to buy some of their useless stuff!
How to handle all our stuff:
Yesterday I was reminded of the late, great comedian George Carlin’s piece that clears all this up. You will never look at organizing your own stuff again without thinking of George’s take on the subject. This one is priceless and true down to the last remark.
Please note: This sketch is fairly “clean” and was done before George Carlin became infamous for his foul language, so most of you will make it through without your ears hurting.
We like to keep Ever Widening Circles a “family show”, so keep in mind that there is some slight cursing in this, in the vein of “Gd dmn” and a “sh&t.”
There is some sensitive content towards the end, but try to overlook it. The message he’s driving home is funny in a fundamental way!
Ah! George Carlin. RIP
Maybe he’s on to something. Sounds like a strategy for sorting things out!
Stay open, curious, hopeful and maybe, just maybe, get rid of some stuff!
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- “George Carlin Talks About “Stuff”.” YouTube. CappyNJ, 01 May 2007. Web. 21 Aug. 2017. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvgN5gCuLac&feature=youtu.be>. ↩