of collecting various objects (which may or may not have dollar value)
is very old. Many academicians try to figure out the reason behind this
harmless time passing hobby. There is not a single answer to the question
of why people collect certain things. People have different reasons
for collecting different objects.
on the person’s mental attitude, the reason for collecting varies. For
many people, collecting a particular collectible is just a hobby that
they do passively. But, there are people for whom the collecting is
not just a hobby, but a passion. It may consume the majority of their
collectors who are never satisfied, even after acquiring sizable amounts
of collectibles. The collector who has amassed more than 5,000 stuffed
toys always wishes to acquire new stuffed toys. There are people who
have filled up their entire house with their collectibles.
a hobbyist who collects mechanical toys. He has rented a garage to store
more than 10,000 of his mechanical toys. His wife is still complaining
that their bedroom is filled with many mechanical toys. It is common
that the obsessive hobbyist is only limited by either space of storage
or the money.
not been any extensive study done to reveal the exact reason for collecting.
It is believed by many that the future price of collectibles is often
the main motivating factor for hobbyists. It is observed that the value
of collectibles often increase many times during a short period of time.
lucky collectors which bought that particular collectible, this produces
profits. In short, many can earn money while still enjoying their favorite
hobby. It is not always possible to earn profit from collectibles. You
can also lose money if the demand for your collectibles dies off and
you have bought the collectible at higher price. The rule of supply
and demand is also applicable for collecting. But, there are very limited
chances of loss, as most of the collectibles are scarce and high in
about the reason for their hobby, most collectors insist that monetary
benefit is not the primary reason for their hobby. The most common reason
hobbyists give is that they love to gain tremendous amounts of knowledge
by pursuing their hobby of collecting objects.
some hobbyists who claim that the reason for their hobby is to build
relationships with other collectors, which cannot be possible without
the common hobby of collecting. Some people think that the most common
reason for collecting different objects is the sheer joy that comes
while finding and acquiring the collectibles.
have different opinions on this. They think that the hobby arises to
escape from feelings of anxiety and loneliness. But there is no agreement
amongst psychologists over the reason for collecting. Some even think
that the hobby of collecting objects is a hobbyists way to control their
own hypothetical world.
matter what the reason is for collecting, it is almost always a positive
use of time. It provides a great learning activity, and is sometimes
even a profitable venture. So don’t shy away from collecting because
of the reasoning behind it. Embrace the urge to collect, as long as
it doesn’t detract too much from your relationships or your bank account.