we value. Due to the force of entropy, everything is in a constant state of decay. The only way to arrest this decay is to expend energy to protect it. Since this energy is limited, we prioritise.
Things we don’t prioritise and therefore don’t maintain decay. They serve no purpose in our lives, at least not an important enough purpose and so we don’t miss them. They do send messages. Other people can see what we maintain and what we don’t. This gives an indication of what we believe is important and what holds value.
It applies to everything, not just possessions. Our bodies, our health, our finances, our mental acuity, our relationships, our gardens, our hobbies and a million other things.
It begs the question if you are not going to maintain it, why have it in the first place?