Charles Pillsbury III

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The emotional tragedy of ebay

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This little piece ties interestingly into the great book “It’s All Too Much” by Peter Walsh.

According to this research, this is because of loss aversion, says Rick. β€œIt is not because people are overplaying the positive [aspects of a possession].” Rather, we just become attached to objects we own β€” so much so that it takes a lot to convince us to part with them

[From Neuroscience of selling your stuff - Boing Boing]

I know I tie too much up in “stuff”, like old records and books (especially books), but now I’m working on separating myself from the “collectible” items I’ve accumulated over the years. I’m finally emotionally resolved to ditch some of it (farewell action figures) now I just need to get the big kid set up with my ebay information and get it all listed.

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July 30th, 2008 at 9:53 am

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