Deciding between good and best

Americans hoard too much stuff. Everywhere I go in small or large towns I see storage facilities being built. Americans have “stuff” and we need more storage space. We spend most of our lives wanting stuff and then we have to worry about keeping or maintaining what we have accumulated.

Dr. Glenn Mollette Global News Centre

(NEWBURGH, Indiana)  My wife and I cleaned out a bedroom closet recently. I looked through my clothes and saw too much I had not worn in the last year. I bagged it and carried it off to the local charity pickup truck. I realize they will sell it but they will sell it for cheap and somebody else will hopefully use it. I suspect together we hauled off seven or eight bags of clothes. I really don’t buy that much but I had a lot of clothes that I had accumulated and I thought just maybe someday I might put some of them to use. Some stuff was just old and outdated and as I hate to confess, some of it wouldn’t fit anymore.

One of the good things is that I can now better see what I really have to wear and I have worn about all of it in the last year. Well, wait; I have a pair of cowboy boots. I haven’t worn them in a long time but I held onto to them because, well, I might wear them someday.

I know I have too much stuff. Honestly, the goal of my life has never been to have more. I’ve wanted a roof over my head and a warm place to sleep and some good food and a comfortable car. I know thousands in America are homeless and I am fortunate.

The point I am trying to make is that it just feels so good to get rid of junk. I feel happier just being able to walk into my closet. And, maybe my junk will be somebody else’s lucky buy or find.

We are on a journey through this world and we try to carry too much. It’s really amazing how little we really need.

The sooner we realize how little we really need the sooner we can enjoy what we have.  A happier life is free from a lot of junk.


Glenn Mollette is an American columnist and author.  


Dr. Glenn Mollette is an American Columnist, Author of American Issues and nine other books. You can hear him on XM radio each Sunday night at 8EST on XM radio 131. Like his facebook page at’s Glenn Mollette is the author of American Issues and hundreds of other articles and books. A resident of Newburgh, Indiana, Glenn is a national columnist, author of ten books and hundreds of stories, articles and features. His most recent book is American Issues, Every American Has An Opinion.

Two books continue to be classics in Care giving and Nursing Home care.

These books are titled, “Silent Struggler, A Caregiver’s Personal Story” and “Nursing Home Nightmares, America’s Disgrace”

He is originally from Martin County, KY where Lyndon Johnson began his campaign on poverty. Hear him each Sunday night on XM radio 131 at 8 EST.

He has two sons in the military.

Contact him at [email protected]


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