Nathan likes to keep sentiments and mementos from special moments in his life such as movie tickets, love letters, report cards, etc. Amy, his wife, thinks that he’s basically hoarding the stuff and it’s getting out of hand. She wants him to get rid of the stuff or stop hoarding, he doesn’t see anything wrong with wanting to keep things from special moments.
Slacker wonders why, if Steve can’t wait to throw away papers and purge other stuff why does he hold on to those old sentiments. He says that he doesn’t even save his own kid’s drawings and crafts they make. He thinks if you have the memory you don’t need the memento.
Steve says he does the same thing and saves his old tickets stubs, carnival prizes from old girlfriends, etc. He doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with keep old knick knacks to help remember special moments. He tries to keep just the mile stone mementos and not the unimportant mementos like a random receipt.
Do you think he should get rid of the mementos and stop hoarding them or do you think it’s completely acceptable?
I myself save a lot of my mementos such as tickets stubs, sticky notes, cards, etc. But I only keep one small box of that stuff and clear it out now and then. I think it’s fine if Nathan keeps certain mementos like his first date ticket, and his children’s drawings, but I don’t think he should save random unimportant things that don’t have much sentimental meaning.
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