Why do people collect things?
I know a shopkeeper in my neighborhood who collects different types of pens and he is very enthusiastic about showing his collections to the customers. Also read about many people collecting different thing like coins, key chains, stamps etc. Always wondered; is there any psychological reason behind it?
I probably would be a psych case as a collector of Barbie items! LOL
I know why I collect certain things though and I'm pretty sure it is psychological for me.
When I was a young child, I was taken from my mom. She married a man when I was 4 and he abused me. They had a child together, my half-sister. After my mom left, I went to live with my grandparents. I was expected to grow up way before my childhood was over. I was taught to hold in my feelings. My grandfather didn't treat me like this, but the women role models in my family did. I had very little toys even though money wasn't an issue.
The day I was taken away, I left with nothing but the shirt and pants on my back. I probably had shoes on. All of the toys my sister and I shared were left behind. Including my favorite birthday Barbie with a sparkly dress.
Years later, I'm all grown up. When I found out I was having a daughter, I started a Barbie collection for her. It may seem ridiculous to some. But I guess it's a way of preserving what was taken from me in a precious time of life.
I can't speak for others though. That's just why I am a collector.
hobby i guess. People love to collect all sorts of things. My dad love to collect newspaper clippings ! I have a customer who collects can drinks opener!
by LeonJane 8 years ago
Why do people collect things?
by Shannondoah 9 years ago
I am a really avid Stamp Collector, and have other Collections as well.I find it not only interesting, but hope that one day my Collections might also have a Value.
by Moipone 5 years ago
Are you a collector and what do yo collect?
by Ethan Green 5 years ago
What do you collect and why?
by Brittany Kennedy 6 years ago
What do you collect and why?I collect vinyl records and fine press books. What do you collect, when did you start and how big is your collection?
by Paula 6 years ago
Were you ever a coin collector, and what became of your collection?Did you ever collect coins as a hobby? What was your favorite thing about collecting, and do you still have your collection?
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