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when does collecting become consuming products?when does collecting become consuming products?Ask MFC

OdysseyOdyssey2 months ago
collecting in general is inherently consuming, but i don't believe it's necessarily a bad practice. there seems to be a rising popularity in minimalism, but imo that philosophy takes away from enjoying little things in life. but i'd love to understand what makes consumerism a bad thing, and hear what others have to say.
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I like having things so I buy things. Maximalism all the way baby.
2 months ago
Darq2 months ago#103086646Another solid comment man. I was going to say what you said myself, but I was too lazy so thank you.
2 months ago
plasticizer very mild
Darq2 months ago#103086646-snip- Yup yup! It's definitely not good to take things too far. Realistically, it's good to be balanced. Definitely don't go and become a hoarder, but also living in an asylum-like environment is prolly not good for you.

I guess a person's reaction to minimalism varies person-to-person. If you hang around with tons of ultra-consumerists, then yeah, it's natural to feel the pressure to conform and grow a yearning to counter that. My peers are pretty minimalistic and kinda pretentious about it, so my reaction is to be more of a maximalist.
2 months ago
plasticizer2 months ago#103086563Dunno about other anti-minimalists, but my distaste for minimalism comes from going through 4 years of undergrad where they've crammed down Dieter Rams and the "less is more" philosophy down our gullets. Uninspired because it's so damn easy to just make a rectangle with chamfers and ignore human-factor design for "minimalism". It feels like a cop-out to actually putting in the effort and the result is a product or environment that lacks any sort of humanity. But of course, people are free to choose to do whatever they want. I just don't personally agree with it.

Ok, you have more of a problem with specific people and their specific interpretation of what minimalism is. In my eyes is minimalism something totally different as the thing you describe. I don't like those sterile homes with almost nothing but that is not what i call minimalism (but i must say i never heard of Dieter Rams). It is like other say about us collectors we are just pervy cellar-dweller with no real friends. The reality is so much more complex and you as collector knows that. Minimalism is for me more a rebellion against the constant pressure from the society you have to buy many thinks just to be "somebody". But that is also just a facet of what minimalism could mean.

plasticizer2 months ago#103086563
I'm not the one bothering to confront a commenter on an MFC article.

Is that a problem? Confronting can open up a discussion and discussion can bring new sights on a topic. The most boring thing what can happen is somebody says something and everybody agrees.
2 months ago
plasticizer very mild
Katastrophies2 months ago#103086615You responded to someone with an incredibly heated opinion, and I told you to relax, I didn't "confront" you. This is a forum website so it's normal to respond to other comments, just like you did, not sure what you're trying to prove lolI've only responded to the
"Capitalism taught you well with "your nothing if you have nothing"." flamebait with a response that is something of more-or-less equal flame (Newton's Third Law).

So I take it that I can take the "W"?
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2 months ago
plasticizer2 months ago#103086608I'm not the one bothering to confront a commenter on an MFC articleYou responded to someone with an incredibly heated opinion, and I told you to relax, I didn't "confront" you. This is a forum website so it's normal to respond to other comments, just like you did, not sure what you're trying to prove lol
2 months ago
plasticizer very mild
Katastrophies2 months ago#103086590Honestly, I can't imagine being so bothered by the way other people do things in their own homes. Going as far as calling yourself an anti-minimalist is kinda weird. I'm not a massive fan of collections with over 600 figures, but I would never call myself an anti of said collections. We're all free to have our own views and opinions, but calling yourself an anti is kinda extreme. Relax lol? I'm not tho. It's not like I'm in a league of anti-minimalist or something fighting Marie Kondo in the underbelly of society. The OP of this article is saying they don't want to be minimalist and I'm just saying something along the lines of, "Hey, right on! Me too."

I'm not the one bothering to confront a commenter on an MFC article.
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2 months ago
plasticizer2 months ago#103086563Dunno about other anti-minimalists, but my distaste for minimalism comes from going through 4 years of undergrad where they've crammed down Dieter Rams and the "less is more" philosophy down our gullets. Uninspired because it's so damn easy to just make a rectangle with chamfers and ignore human-factor design for "minimalism". It feels like a cop-out to actually putting in the effort and the result is a product or environment that lacks any sort of humanity. But of course, people are free to choose to do whatever they want. I just don't personally agree with it.Honestly, I can't imagine being so bothered by the way other people do things in their own homes. Going as far as calling yourself an anti-minimalist is kinda weird. I'm not a massive fan of collections with over 600 figures, but I would never call myself an anti of said collections. We're all free to have our own views and opinions, but calling yourself an anti is kinda extreme. Relax lol
2 months ago
Skeptic Angel
Correlating no luxury possessions with being boring is so funny. If you need things to express yourself, that sounds more like you're the one with no personality.
2 months ago
plasticizer very mild
Darq2 months ago#103080233Capitalism taught you well with "your nothing if you have nothing".
I don't understand where this hate against minimalism comes? If a person is collecting and have many thinks or somebody got its tiny house somewhere in the nature is so unimportant. What is the problem if somebody does thinks differently then we do? If everybody is collecting it would be boring as hell. What the world make interesting is that there are so many ways in life to have fun and there is no one way to do it. But what sucks when people are judgmental about ways they don't understand. We as collectors understand very well what that means when other people talk bad about our hobby. Don't be the ones to do the same shit to other people hobbies and views.
Dunno about other anti-minimalists, but my distaste for minimalism comes from going through 4 years of undergrad where they've crammed down Dieter Rams and the "less is more" philosophy down our gullets. Uninspired because it's so damn easy to just make a rectangle with chamfers and ignore human-factor design for "minimalism". It feels like a cop-out to actually putting in the effort and the result is a product or environment that lacks any sort of humanity. But of course, people are free to choose to do whatever they want. I just don't personally agree with it.
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