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What It Means To Truly Own Something

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5 months ago
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Owning something has traditionally been a symbol of success. Having something to call your own is a symbol of status, achievement and pride. But what does it really mean to "own" things?

In today's world, it's easy to accumulate things. We're inundated with advertisements and messages telling us that we need this or that to be happy, successful or content. It's no wonder so many of us feel like we never have enough. But what does it mean to own something?

When you really think about it, owning something doesn't mean much if you don't use it or appreciate it. Owning a nice home but never spending time there isn't really owning the home. Owning a car but never driving it isn't really owning the car. Owning jewelry but never wearing it isn't really owning the jewelry.

The same could be said for less tangible things like relationships, time and experiences. A romantic partner that you never spend time with isn't really your partner. The same can be said for friends, family and acquaintances. If you're frequently experiencing loneliness or isolation, it might be because you don't value the people in your life enough to invest in them.

Ownership of our time is something we all need to seriously consider. How we choose to spend our time is a direct reflection on what we find valuable and important in life. When we choose to squander our time doing things like playing video games instead of engaging socially, not only do we rob ourselves and others of an opportunity to connect and bond through shared experiences, but we also let opportunities pass us by that could've been of great significance if only we took action when we could.

It's no secret that the more time you spend doing something, the better you get at it. The same is true for skills like socializing and connecting with others. The more you put yourself in situations where you interact socially, the better you become at engaging confidently and authentically.

Experiences are much like opportunities in this regard they're only valuable if we choose to make them so by seizing the moment when it arises instead of letting it pass us by without notice or reflection.

What will your life look like in ten years? Twenty? Sixty? Don't let regret be a part of your story because there were things that mattered to you that you decided not to act on simply because "you'll do it tomorrow."

At the end of the day, what it means to own something is up to you. If you're not using or appreciating what you have, then it's not really yours. The things that are truly important to us are the things we make a point to use and appreciate every day. When we do this, owning them ceases to be a symbol of status or success and becomes a part of who we are.

What does owning mean to you? How do you use and appreciate the things that are important to you? Let me know in the comments below!

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In short, the things you have must be in use , what is use of your necklace if you won't wear, just like when you're in relationships, must use or spend time to your partner and make her happy as you could.

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4 months ago

With ownership comes big responsibility.

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The following came to my mind. Many people can't just go ahead and pay for a house or a car in one full payment. Therefore they finance it, but they still say I bought a house or a car or say I own a house or a car. They don't own it even if they use it every day. They rent it monthly until they pay it off. So next time when you hear pepole say I bought a house you ask did you fully pay it off?

I know this comment is not fully related to what you are talking about in your article, but I thought it fits in here in a way or another.

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5 months ago

Owning for me means the things that I already had, but when it comes to a relationship I don't own anyone, I rather value that person and appreciate his efforts than thinking that I own him. Giving back the effort, love, care and protection are my way to show that I appreciate someone, doing the sacrifice for their sake.

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We all own nothing in life because we ain’t the owner of ourselves and ourselves will be return to the owner. You’ve really make your thoughts thanks you.

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5 months ago

For me owning something or in other words for this is, be proud of what you have in your own, be thankful for what you have and show your true colors to everybody so that they get inspired by you too.

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When people own something they tend to take it for granted after some time and never appreciate it later thus losing its value and pursuing things that they don't have. And the Cycle continues,

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The circle of time & value wasters

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