My wife and I have been watching the show ‘Hoarders’ on Netflix. The mental illness and denial that people are capable of is nothing short of amazing. Every episode seems worse than the last. You ask yourself over and over, how can people live like that. Then you come to realize that they don’t even know they have a problem.
People have lost their homes, children, jobs and marriages yet the stuff seems more important than all of that. Simply the people that hoard things are mentally ill. There is no other thought process that I can see that even comes close to describing what we have watched and the process of cleaning up the messes that we have seen.
I can tell you one thing for sure, it makes me want to clean any clutter that we have in our home that much more. I can see that hoarding is a slow death. A death of being swallowed by your own purchases, garbage or whatever because you can’t seem to throw it away. Sad, very, very sad.