lately i have been selling off, giving away and trashing as much of my "stuff" as i can. i find friendship, community and art to be much more important to me now. i wonder if we have been fooled into thinking that consumer goods will make us happy. we go after that fine car that we really don't need. I'd rather take a slow roll with some buddies. i regret that i spent much of my early life running around buying up a bunch of stuff. after i died and came back (second heart attack) i find I'm no longer interested in the "stuff" anymore. i hope i can persuade someone to back off all the shopping and buying and to get back to loving relationships.