The line between hoarding and collecting seems to be a very thin one for me. When I was in my early to mid teens I had a collection of around 40 PS2 games. When the PS3 came out, I sold these PS2 games in order to fund my purchase of the PS3. It’s a decision I’ve always regretted but I’m not entirely sure why.
I guess when I finally got my PS3 and a few games that I eventually grew a bit tired of, I wanted to go back and play some of my old PS2 games, but obviously they were gone. Partly it was genuine I think, but also I think it was nostalgia and that if I actually had played them I wouldn’t have enjoyed them as much. It’s certainly what I feel these days.
After I had made that mistake, I vowed never to do it again. And I didn’t. I now have a very large collection of PS3 and Xbox 360 games, despite having a PS4. The problem is, I don’t play them. The ones I saved are games I very much love. They are some of my favourites of all time. But I never play them. I enjoy having that collection and always say to myself that, yes I will come back and play them one day, but that day has still yet to come.
I find the same thing with my books and DVDs. I continually by more and more bargain price DVDs and books that I do read and watch but I tend not to get rid of them. Pop culture has begun to absorbed my rooms and my life. Its a painful process as I come to get rid of them. It feels a little like I’m letting a little part of my soul go but I think that’s the hoarder in me speaking, after all they are things I don’t really use and would probably have not trouble replacing if it really came down to it.
What’s your thoughts on this? Do you find that your DVDs, games and books are taking over your life? or are you able to swap and change your collections very easily? Let me know in the comments down below.