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Do you think extreme frugal living can create a hoarder?
I grew up in a frugal living household, and in my family have seen a variety of degrees of hoarding. Do you think that extreme frugal living can create a hoarder? What do you think caused it?
When I hear of someone who practices "frugal living" I think they are the type of person who would not (waste money) on things they don't need or would not use. They would do without cable television, a cell phone, or a car if at all possible. I see them as likely to be "Minimalist". (One suit, two pairs of shoes, aware of all discouts). The only thing they are interested in is saving MONEY! :-)
Hoarders on the other hand seek to fill up an emptiness they have within themselves. Much of what they acquire is seldom if ever used by them. It's not uncommon for many them to have bad credit due to overspending. I think of hoarders and frugal people as being complete opposites in life style choices.
I think they are two different types of people. Compulsive hoarders are often obsessive compulsive whereas living a frugal live style is often simply living within your means. For example, not making extravagant purchases that you can not afford. Hoarders really need psychological counseling quite often.
Extreme anything is proberly not good. I like frugal. It's fun. It requires that you be creative as a way of life. I feel very smart when I make an economical purchase of something that I need and use frequently. I do not let items become unusable. I give what I cannot use in a reasonable amount of time away. Frugal is a good word for me. I enjoy the frugal lifestyle. I do collect a few things.
I use to think of them as being two different types of people, until I started doing research on a couple of my family members for a hub. That is when it raised this question. Each of them led frugal lives, but somewhere along the line, they became hoarders. It was interesting to see that their siblings didn't. I was curious to see what others thought of this. Thanks again for all the comments and thoughts on this.
A discussion of extreme frugal living, and its connection to hoarding and an extreme minimalist lifestyle. How does a minimalist and a hoarder use frugality to its extreme? Discusses a quilter's stash, and how it can be considered to be hoarding by some people. read more
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