Jung and Stuff

This is a lovely article by Todd Walton of the Sacramento News and Review that’s not really about Jung at all but mentions his late-in-life theory that all things were animate entities and demanded our attention and energy. The article is really about us and our stuff, what it means to us, how it drags us down, our parents’ stuff, aging, and our current economic situation.

“So wouldn’t it be great if the current economic crisis turns out not to be a meltdown but a turning point, an awakening? The death of the parent equals the death of the old economic paradigm. In cleaning up the parental junk, we come to terms with the futility of hanging on to huge piles of stuff. In picking up and reforming the economic pieces, we leave out the making and getting of piles of junk. If we aspire to possess anything, it will be a few high-quality things we lovingly care for as opposed to crap we stack up and eventually throw away or leave to our children to throw away for us.”

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