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Attachment to things

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    16 Dec '17 22:36
    At what point is it OK to get attached to things? Do we stop when they start to define us? Are we then a product of our environment instead of what we falsely believe to be the converse?
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    29 Dec '17 17:34
    If the attachment is because the thing is useful to us, it's a good attachment. If the attachment is because the thing expresses something for us, it can be bad. I'm attached to my very reliable Honda Civic. If I was attached to a 12-cylinder Cadillac, it would probably be for reasons beyond reliability. I drive the Civic, but the Caddy would probably drive me.
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    30 Dec '17 10:53
    Originally posted by @christopher-albon
    At what point is it OK to get attached to things? Do we stop when they start to define us? Are we then a product of our environment instead of what we falsely believe to be the converse?
    It's OK to get attached to things as long as we know when to let them go. Things wear out, things break, things become obsolete.
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    It depends a lot on the thing. Getting attached to a leech is good for the leech, but bad for you.
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    14 Feb '18 10:15
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    It depends a lot on the thing. Getting attached to a leech is good for the leech, but bad for you.
    Unless, of course, one has poor circulation in an injured extremity: Leech attachment is symbiotic then.
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    16 Feb '18 19:35
    Originally posted by @mchill
    It's OK to get attached to things as long as we know when to let them go. Things wear out, things break, things become obsolete.
    Everything breaks down. Everything becomes obsolete. It is like our attachments are the only thing holding this world together.
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