Hoarders are NOT greedy people

In this confession I will be explaining the misconception that hoarders are greedy people.  When you see the mass collection of possessions in our home, I can understand why people would assume that.  But it is not greed that triggers that.  I believe greed is someone who needs to attain money, power,  material possessions and will hurt other people in trying to obtains those things.  They can either cheat, hurt or sabotage other people to reach whatever they are after.  Everyone in their way are dispensable.

Hoarding however is triggered by anxiety or depression.  In my case it is anxiety.  The mass collection of possessions was accumulated over years and even decades.  I feel the need to save everything.  So when new things came into my home,  old ones were not going out.  Getting rid of certain things triggers my anxiety into panic attack mode and that’s why I will hold onto it.  Below is the video where I explain a little more in depth:

 

One thought on “Hoarders are NOT greedy people

  1. Authoress51 says:

    I agree with you. I have had a few friends that are Hoarders. I think Greed is more of a conscious decision and hoarding is more subconscious and a development of the mentality toward accumulated items.

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