Why Do People Collect Things?


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Uka Mariuka Profile
Uka Mariuka answered
My grandfather had some coins and stamps collections and I was so curious to see each one. Then I collected some stickers with Sailor Moon and tapes with Michael Jackson. This because I liked them very much and I wanted to see and listen more. Even these days I have found some manga collections with sailor moon and I took some pictures from there that I liked the best. I don't do this for money, but I know that some collectors sell their collections after a time.
Keith Jackson Profile
Keith Jackson answered
They collect things because they feel a sense or enjoyment from it and they get pleasure out of it! They've been doing this sort of things since they were kids and to them, it's fun! Me, I collect things like sports jerseys, old Chicago Transit Authority badges, old Chicago Street Signs, baseball caps, baseballs, guitars, CDs, records, recording mics, etc.
Megan goodgirl Profile
Megan goodgirl answered

It's like a hobby to them.

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I collected stamps when I was in Jr. High it was a way of passing time on a rainy day.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Maybe they want to sell stuff they collect and make some money or they are probably poor.
carol washington Profile
I collect several things. I collect mosaic glass, heart shaped items, books and ink pens. Why?  I like to touch and feel things. Sometimes it is not enough to just look.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I believe people who collect a lot of different things are attempting to fill a void in their lives. They enjoy the high of buying things and feel valuable through their collections. What do you think?
thanked the writer.
Keith Jackson
Keith Jackson commented
You really think so? Maybe because their lives are empty and they're trying to fill that void. Have you, yourself, collected things?
kate warren Profile
kate warren answered
I collect egg cups... Hahahah, I don't know why. Some people collect things for memories, some because the things have a special meaning or just because they like whatever it is

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