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Display Name: MINImoo
Member Since: 10/14/10

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There has already been much said on this subject...but I just wanted to throw in my 2 cents...

I have always been fascinated with people who have tons of stuff and don't have issues having their homes in somewhat of a disarray. I was always plagued with wanting to have my house "museum ready" at all times...which is probably a different kind of mental illness :)

When I was a child, I had several friends whose parents could be considered hoarders. In a couple of cases, I helped clean up their homes - they were not impressed.

I watch both shows and I agree that the "Buried Alive" version is more empathetic.

What really bothers me is when these people are threatened with losing their homes. I put myself into their shoes. They have been paying for their home like any other good American - maybe even have it paid off, and some stranger is going to come in and take away their home that they worked hard to acquire??? Whose business is it really how tidy they keep their house. As long as it doesn't become an eye-sore on the outside,...who cares? Who SHOULD care? They are fine living this way and whose business is it to tell them any different?

I can understand if there are minors in the home, but that is about it.

I also have issues with these programs because they say right at the beginning of the program that the person will be able to look at everything and decide what they want to throw out...and of course, it never happens. Maybe that is intentional so that some "drama" is created for our entertainment, but I think that really stinks.

Also, all the stuff they throw away...I'm a bit of an environmentalist and think that a lot of the stuff could be recycled and not just tossed into a landfill.

One more thing - my husband is from France and he claims that he has never experienced someone doing this in his country - it seems that it is mostly an "American" thing (I include Canada in my wide brush of "America")...does this say something to our (money, etc.) wasting tendencies and our spoiled nature?


Hoarding: Buried Alive
10/14/10 02:46 PM