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Why Do We Hold On To Stuff? A HuffPost Blog by Dr. Carolyn Rodriguez

November 7, 2013

You are flipping through the channels, and suddenly you come across something that makes your body freeze. It is an image of a bedroom filled from floor to ceiling with stuff. Magazines, toothbrushes, clothes, detergent -- it's all in there. The owner of all these things, Sally, seems quite comfortable and describes not wanting to get rid of an empty toilet paper roll because it may come in handy. You shout to the TV, "Sally, why can't you just throw it away? Don't you see that is too much stuff?!" Sally can't hear you, of course. She is on TV.

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