The thrill of the hunt…
Puzzled about collecting? I do believe every one of us is or has been puzzled about why people collect what they do!
Salt and pepper shakers, roosters, cows, coins, baseball cards, comic books, match books, vintage sneakers and more…we can’t get enough!!!
Everyone does collect something no matter how insignificant. Since the beginning of time man has been a hunter, whether for food, shelter or an easier way of life. Today with everything moving so fast we still have the desire to hunt and the thrill of it is the driving force. It is our escape.
Just think for a moment, if you are attending a trade show and walk around for hours and what seems like miles. You are there to find, hunt out that item or items that everyone else has walked by. Being a selective and intellectual hunter proves your knowledge, perception and ability has been better than anyone else there. How could they have missed this? This is the thrill of the hunt, the same way our ancestors felt when trying to survive.
So today when you sit comfortably look at all your treasures what do you think about? How fortunate you are to have them? Or the memories that are associated with the hunt?