post #76 of 80
2/23/10 at 9:10pm
I tend to shy away from one word responses, but I feel nothing else explains what I feel when i read this post:
Read a book.
Collecting headphones is a materialist activity. If you can't wear ten different headphones at a time, the point to collecting them all is to have your little collection, one which you can show off to others. It's an expensive little pastime, one that limits your ability to try out different cans (assuming you don't have a rich friend or a headphone emporium nearby).
Letting go of the collecting fetish also frees up your funds so you can afford to try out whatever suits your fancy (assuming it doesn't cost ten grand).
Collecting headphones is just another form of materialism. It's all about ownership. Letting go of your possessions - or at least trading one off to play with another - is more in tune with the fact that things come and go. All we're left with, in the end, is a "collection" of experiences. Nobody can take those away - till you get Alzheimers and spend the rest of your days in a nursing home being visited by strangers who call you Dad.
And where some minimum-wage-earning bed-pan-changer will steal your cans when you're not looking.
Go wat yourself.