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Featured Everything You Own, Owns You

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Sunstone, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. Ubon

    Ubon Member

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    You own a dog you feed it, clean it, walk it and entertain it.
    Who owns who.
     
  2. Milton Platt

    Milton Platt Well-Known Member
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    I favor "Everything you OWE owns you".
     
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  3. lewisnotmiller

    lewisnotmiller Grand Hat
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    Also be mindful of dwelling on your fears...
     
  4. Furball

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    What you own only owns you if you're still making payments on it. Only materialistic people get caught up in their possessions. The rest of don't think about it.
     
  5. sandandfoam

    sandandfoam Veteran Member

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    Hiya stranger. My favourite possessions are my books. They liberate me.
     
  6. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Exactly......

    1. We are tied to possessions, cling to them, worry about them, and the more we have so the less spiritual freedom we have. On those few occasions when I feel down, I clear out my own personal possesions, sort through them, and take a bundle of stuff to the charity shops. I always feel elated afterwards. I don't know why but I get a bit depressed when I have too much. That's just me.

    2. From a professional point of view as an ex-security specialist, there are four 'actions' which one can take if one feels insecure about property of any kind.
    Take, say, a beautiful yacht. It can sink, break loose in a storm, be broken into, or be in collision whilst on its mooring. That's a permanent and big worry. Then there are the huge costs of upkeep, for those few perfect days afloat.
    The owner can just accept that the risks exist and live with them, but that's very hard to do.
    The owner can transfer the risk by paying somebody else to do the worrying and carry the expenses of any catastrophe. (insurance).
    The owner can reduce the risk with security gear and heavier cables etc, and then accept the lower risk.
    Or the owner can be free of the whole risk in every way, by simply getting rid of the yacht.

    :)
     
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