Bruce (kor27) wrote,
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Holding On Too Hard

I was just stapling a fresh set of update sheets together, and was forced to consider my tendency to avoid "using up" things that have sentimental meaning to me.

You see, the only stapler immediately available was my stapler. My special one. Not that getting it was a huge deal, but it does represent a period in my life. It's a French kid's stapler, for schoolwork. I think I got it on my second stay there. It's not even full size - or full width - and will only work with the special copper staples that came with it.

I think about half of the original box of 1000 is left. When they're gone, it will stop being a stapler with cool copper staples, and become a piece of lifeless bric-a-brac, most likely to be thrown away.

So I avoid using it. I've obviously done pretty well on that front - it's older than a number of my friends.

But the thing is, and this is the mistake I keep making over and over: It's just as useless when you avoid using it, as it is when it's used up.

This is true about pretty much anything of a similar nature, whether it's sentimental items, special dinnerware, or virginity. One has to remember to go out there and live.
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