The number of blogs and books available today on the conjunctive subjects of hoarding and decluttering seems to confirm that our society suffers concomitantly from having too much stuff and knowing how best to deal with this abundance. It’s a problem to do with the content of our lives, if you will.
While there is disagreement about how to deal with these problems, there is consensus that happiness does not come from amassing more stuff. Contentment, regarding possessions, comes from being satisfied with what we have, rather than what we lack.
I’m amused by the link between contentment – the state of being satisfyingly “filled up” inside – and the contents of our homes and lives.