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What's your opinion on collections?

prplchknz

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What is everyone's opinion on collecting things? Do you care if it's complete or do you have to have every single thing that makes up the collection? Or do you think people who collect things are secretly serial killers?
 

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I love them, I have a few myself, mainly books as I have limited space for more besides but I love to see them online and stuff.
 

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I'm not particularly precise and dogmatic about anything, so don't necessarily care about having every single thing in a collection. I sort of end up with collections becuase i like certain things so much. I have a dance costume collection by accident and a musical instrument collection.

I can kinda understand intellectually the more proper collector mindset that does have a perfectionism about it in which they want every item or only the pristine versions and so forth. It is a control over reality thing, but a rather benign one.
 

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What is everyone's opinion on collecting things? Do you care if it's complete or do you have to have every single thing that makes up the collection? Or do you think people who collect things are secretly serial killers?

I collect cookbooks. I don't know if I need every single thing in that category though. Naturally I have things like Escoffier (one in French and one in English), early edition of The Joy Of Cooking and The Edna Lewis Cookbook to name a few. I also love niche cookbooks so I keep many on my Amazon list when my mom or husband is looking for ideas.
 

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I'm not particularly precise and dogmatic about anything, so don't necessarily care about having every single thing in a collection. I sort of end up with collections becuase i like certain things so much. I have a dance costume collection by accident and a musical instrument collection.

I can kinda understand intellectually the more proper collector mindset that does have a perfectionism about it in which they want every item or only the pristine versions and so forth. It is a control over reality thing, but a rather benign one.

my mom collects dishes and she has to have the complete set, and that's true for anything she collects. me i'm like if i have a use for it i want it but i don't really have consicous collections
 

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Mmmm, I can see why it appeals to people, but I see it as a slight waste as money. That's not to say I don't collect anything-I have my coins. I'm not into it full force like I used to be as a kid, but I still have them and like to look out for them. They're little tokens of history and culture, that can pop up at random times. Then again, I don't really buy them anymore, but yeah. It's collections without a practical purpose and that cost money are what make me go, "Nah thanks." I love having merch, but I'm not going to blow my salary just to get every single part of it, it's frivolous. I get the appeal though, not wanting an empty set and wanted something limited edition or something that's a ComicCon exclusive. That I can see paying for, but I'll live without having every single character in my lobby. If I could that would make me really happy actually, make me feel more immersed in the show, but I just can't see shelling out the money for it. Now if it's say, a collection of accessories from a designer you like, I can jive with that 100%. Even then my 4 fix is like, "Hey, look at you, collecting a popular brand-not very original there. What if someone has the same necklace as you?". That(probably) won't stop me from buying it, but the thought crosses my mind. A perk of collecting though-waiting it to get older and making more $$$ in return.
 

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I’m not overly sentimental, so usually I may collect a few things in a given category, then sell or give them away when I get bored with them and have moved on to another thing to collect
 

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I’m not overly sentimental, so usually I may collect a few things in a given category, then sell or give them away when I get bored with them and have moved on to another thing to collect

Mostly this for as well. I don't really collect per se, but I will keep certain things that may serve to be useful to me later on in a practical sense, but nostalgia momentos and stuff like that? Nah, I'll pass.
 

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Mostly this for as well. I don't really collect per se, but I will keep certain things that may serve to be useful to me later on in a practical sense, but nostalgia momentos and stuff like that? Nah, I'll pass.

yup. I do collect useless trivia though.
 

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I mostly collect tcg and rocks. lol
 

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I have pretty strong hording tendencies so I specifically go out of my way not to collect things. I often find it to be a waste of money and space, though that's a bit hypocritical of me probably. I've seen a lot of really unhealthy habits form out of trying to generate large collections (card collection in particular), but there's nothing wrong with collecting things I guess if you're into that.
 

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I don't really go out of my way to collect anything. I tried briefly to create a record collection of my own, but that turned out to be a pricey hobby so I've since then stopped. Maybe I'll get back to it eventually, if things can get financially very comfortable for myself. For me personally, I don't see the point in making collections. I'm a sentimental person, yes, but I'm pretty selective about what gives me those sort of "feelings," and it's not very many tangible objects that do.
 
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