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As a guitar player I am all too familiar with this.
We call this G.A.S. (Gear acquisition syndrome)
The constant hunt for the next guitar or piece of gear. The hunt is addicting and like a drug.
What will be the next rare thing I can finally track down and acquire? You find something then 30-60 days later it’s being flipped for the next thing.
I am guilty of this with denim and boots too. Trying to break the habit but smartphones don’t help.
We are a society that has been brainwashed to never be happy with what we have and always WANT something more.
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There are other factors at play, too. In my case, I find that the more I use something, the less I feel a desire to acquire something else instead. It depends on what we're talking about of course and not everyone will react the same way. I guess it's a matter of using versus collecting. 

Another factor is availability or ease of replacement. Some of us crave rare things. That's our collecting side at work. On the other hand, you never know when something will become unavailable, even the more mundane everyday objects (like toilet paper). 
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There was a time when I was more pleased when the postman appears as the content of a delivered parcel. Thenceforce, I knew something was not quit right in my head... That's why I have greatly reduced my collection of clothes in the last few years (there were really many that went through my hands at times). For now, I am happy every time wearing some of it and no longer when I buy something ...
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good thread. right attitude to take: to give objects the same care with which they have been obtained...
I'd need an xl for those who have a spare one of those...

as to desire: there is indeed a long debate as to whether desire is a relation to 'lack'... 
(that object-of-desire which I do not have, so compulsively chase in circles {secretly enjoying my failure to find that object - which is always structurally absent, as posters have stated, once it is found/materialised the psychic charge leaves it and lodges in some other absence} ... certainly online shopping [and consumption as a system of objects] taps into this endless loop quite effectively) 

... or whether desire is productive; it makes us do things, makes the world turn ... the desire to give subjects and objects time and care is certainly a productive action...

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to add to this, Marcel Mauss' esteemed book on gift-giving (first published mid 1920s) and the relations of obligation and solidarity they produce (from an anthropological point of view...)


[not much of a gift, but perhaps an object for the context]


Edited by bartlebyyphonics - 15 Sep 2020 at 6:10am
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There's a quote from a so-so B-movie about a prospector/trapper up in Alaska made about 30 years ago. Talking about looking for gold, he said it's really the looking for it that's the thing. The he said, "On second thought, it's the finding of it." 
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