How would we define ourselves without what we believe we own? I’m not talking about what we need to survive such as food, clothing and shelter.
I’m talking about our treasures, our trophies and the accessories we have that are used to define where we’ve been, who we are, what we like and so on. Things we collect along the way. From a young age we're encouraged to collect and possess. We’re also encouraged to form attachments to our possessions, so much so that they can become a burden.
Not only do our possessions help us define who we are, they also influence others. We’re all forming opinions about each other all the time Sometimes we form instantaneous opinions influenced by possessions alone with little to no consideration of culture and history.
Naked alone together ~ would we recognise ourselves without our possessions? Certainly others would see us in a different light.
"When children see animals in a circus, they learn that animals exist for our amusement. Quite apart from the cruelty involved in training and confining these animals, the whole idea that we should enjoy the humiliating spectacle of an elephant or lion made to perform circus tricks shows a lack of respect for the animals as individuals" - Peter Singer
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