Shawn Blanc on Stuff
I totally agree with Shawn's post. Although, I do want to point out that there is an implicit assumption being made by those who endorse having things that "define themselves", simply that you must have the ability to choose. Those of us with the privilege of choice must not loose sight of the people that simply cannot afford these choices. If you judge everyone based on what stuff they choose to 'represent' themselves, then you will undoubtedly be judging some unfairly.
Any number of other social conventions could similarly restrict the things a person could own besides a lack of funds, e.g. religious beliefs, gender associations, and so on. ↩︎