Posted by Yon Bard on March 20, 1999 at 08:29:58:
In Reply to: anti-collector posted by Katharine Hawks on March 20, 1999 at 00:54:35:
I am surprised nobody has yet brought up the Freudian interpretation of collecting as a manifestation of the anal personality - the need to acquire things in compensation for what we give up in toiklet training. Or, rugs may be substitutes for security blankets a-la Peanuts' Linus (though I haven't seen anyone clutch a Salor ensi to their face).
My knowledge of Freud is third-hand at best, so please don't jump on me if I got it all wrong.
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