Sinnertwin wrote:Envious would be an understatement. However, I agree with the third last paragraph. Afterall, it is their money and time, butwhere does one go after they have amassed such a collection? Another collection? Then what? When is enough enough? Is it ever enough? Sure got me thinking
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Yep, that's the question. When is enough enough? I guess it raises the question of why we collect in the first place or even more philosophically, why do we do anything that we don't necessarily need to do in order to survive? The only answer is for pleasure and self satisfaction of some kind. We fill the time of our lives with things that keep us occupied and/or fulfilled in some way until we meet our end.
The benefit of such a collection, even if it were 'completed' and no more collecting were done, might provide the owner with a sense of accomplishment and certainly give them something that they enjoy looking at and studying from time to time just like a piece of art hanging on the wall of their home.
I often walk into my collection room and just stare at the shelves of figures and admire my collection. I'd imagine art and historical artifact collectors feel much the same way.