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Life is expansion and contraction, and a re-occurring realisation that it should be filled with things you love, not things which don’t earn their keep. You become more aware of it as you get older. I used to read every book I started, but now I stop once it loses me. Life’s too short. But when we shed things it’s only right to find them a good home. Never throw things out. Someone would want them, or repair them, or upcycle/recycle them. Try and spend some time finding who would appreciate the thing. Add love to other people’s lives. The extra effort required also helps you to avoid acquiring so much next time.