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Old 06-24-2019, 12:48 PM
Great Antibob is offline
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How would you really tell? Having enough possessions to be capable of being untidy is itself a modern condition. The items you did have were used regularly. If you had sufficient possessions lying around not being used daily, you were probably also wealthy enough to have servants tidy up for you.

Also, this does seems like stereotyping. Plenty of teenagers don't live in squalor and keep tidy rooms. Then again, complaining about how "kids these days" are different from past generations has also been going on for thousands of years.

ETA: when you do achieve a certain level of wealth and status, it's not really considered 'hoarding' anymore. Note the extensive collections held by the nobility and royalty of Europe, much of which served no better purpose than taking up an increasing amount of space rather than being actively enjoyed.

Last edited by Great Antibob; 06-24-2019 at 12:51 PM.