Sunday Scribblings calls out for Collector Personality.
Does a collector have any kind of different personality? Can anyone make out if a certain person is collector or not? We all have collector personality. As human beings, we tend to hoard things. In no other species, you will find this tendency unless it concerns food, which does not count.
What do we collect? I should ask what we do not collect? As kids, we start with toys, pencils, crayons and slowly graduate to coins, stamps, playing cards, music albums, and books. (A few are even known to collect weird things. I will not get into that!!) The collection of these/or other things might continue into adulthood. Why do we collect things? There are wide and varied reasons for that. These give us a sense of comfort, or take us back to childhood or may be such a hobby, which might be lucrative. People have been known to make a fortune out of old coins, stamps, paintings, books etc.
What is it we actually collect without realizing it? Dreams, hopes, memories. Dreams are what make us going, giving our best. Some of our dreams are fulfilled too. Without hope, we cannot achieve any kind of goal. Hope keeps our dreams alive, fuelling our desires, wants and needs.
A whole life is built on collection of memories. These keep us grounded, taking us to places, which otherwise we would forget. Good memories fade away and bad ones have a tendency to stay for longer time. It is the human tendency to exaggerate the unpleasant ones. To project those to beyond what really took place. Some memories fester and release poison into our minds. Some people tend to fan those acerbic and vitriolic thoughts feeling comfortable with the pessimism. Collection of these appalling memoirs is most dangerous of all. These tend to spread beyond the mind of that concerned person filling the surroundings with what we call negative vibes.
Collecting anything should be in a balanced manner, be it mundane things or dreams, hopes and memories.
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