(1) My little collector (Brattleboro Reformer)

“Mark McKinley, writing in ‘The National Psychologist,’ lists the many reasons why humans collect things: for fun and enjoyment, connecting with others who share similar interests, or viewing it as a big quest. Still others derive pleasure from ‘experimenting with arranging, re-arranging, and classifying parts of a-big-world-out-there.’ According to McKinley, collecting can also serve as a means of control to elicit a comfort zone in one’s life — a way to calm fears and ease insecurity.”

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