A speculative yet interesting theory.
Moving from totally furnished (down to the kitchen utensils) to unfurnished (as in "the workmen just finished installing the sink") makes you realise: (a) how many possesions you have, (b) how many more you need.
Door stops. Kitchen towels. Coat hooks. Spoons.
The problem as stated by Jack, was that the things you own end up owning you. Flexibility is a product of what is not yet present, not that which exists already.
Deduction: I need to start getting rid of stuff. So far, I can think of these:
- extra computers
Also: Gaping Void.