Collecting things

Does anyone else collect a particular thing and feel quite obsessive about it?

My collection kind of possesses my mind and is really bad for my bank balance, but also brings me massive joy.

  • Yeah, I’m an obsessive collector of things and yes, despite them some times eating into my bank balance, they give me great joy and pleasure. Don’t deny yourself that joy, see of you can either modify your collecting, as Robert did, or decide that you will simply receive a greater income to meet with your collecting needs.

  • I've collected fossils at every opportunity since I was a child. I haven't found anything really dramatic, it's mostly ammonites, coral and assorted shells, but gives me great pleasure. I could buy much better looking fossils in shops, but I'm really only interested in the ones I've collected myself.

  • Oh yes:

    Star Wars figures,

    1960’s collection,

    Law books, 

    Magic tricks, seriously you just keep on collecting.


    So I know the feeling.

  • Yes, definitely. It was one of the things that came up in my (very) recent diagnosis, my wife and my mum came to my appointment and it's one of the things that has been the most long standing and obvious.

    Special Interests have come and gone over the years, each new one brings a compulsion to learn everything possible and collect and organise whatever forms the basis of it.

    My latest interest, believe it or not, was in traditional wet shaving. What started off as a money saver quickly turned into an obsession over shaving soaps and razor blades. I've tried shaving with razor blades from countries all over the world and the one tube of shaving cream at the beginning has now morphed into a collection that will easily last for years!!

    The clutter in the bathroom is driving my wife nuts lol.