Sunday, April 13, 2014

Quotes on the Power of Personal Possessions

White picket fence
Source: Wonderlane
It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.  -Bertrand RusslI
I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private wealth I should decline, or any sort of personal possessions, because they would take away my liberty.  -George Santayana
When you look at it that way, you can see how absurd it is that we individualize ourselves with our fences and hoarded possessions.  -Morrie Schwartz 

The above quotes address the idea that possessions hinder our freedom.  They tie us down, clutter our minds, and create tension in our lives.  So, are white picket fences signs of affluence, or the bars of jail doors?  

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