I'm a very sentimental person. I get attached to people and things. My emotions run deep and I often project them onto physical objects.
In the old days, we had objects in our lives to which we could get attached. Like a pocketwatch your grandfather had his whole life. Or old letters from friends and family. Or an apron your mother sewed and used for years.
Back then, objects were repaired when they broke. There were repair-shops and skilled tradesmen who could breathe new life into them. Today, things are made to be disposable and you can't find anyone to repair an old typewriter. It's hard to even find an elderly immigrant to put new soles on your shoes. We throw things away now.
Also, many analog objects have been replaced by digital equivalents. You can "save" an e-mail message but you can't run your fingers over it, feel its texture and sniff its scent. Even concert-tickets are now flimsy, disposable bar-codes instead of printed tickets on thick paper suitable for collecting.
Which makes me wonder -- are people still sentimental about objects? Do you save any things because they remind you of loved ones or earlier times in your life? Or do people toss their old dolls in the trash and replace their smartphone when it gets a little worn.
How about you?