@patrickrhone man, I hope my initial post didn’t sound accusatory. That was definitely not my intention. Sometimes I’m not sure where you’re going with your thought patterns, and I thought I’d seek to clarify my understanding.
@patrickrhone After considering it more, I realise that you’ve also increased my understanding a bit. I’ve ever considered that becoming reliant on something is part of the price we pay when we buy (into) something.
@patrickrhone At the risk of sounding reductive and dismissive, isn't this really an elaborate way of saying "The things you own end up owning you"? You buy a responsibility (maintenance), as well as becoming reliant on something to serve a purpose.
This album is probably the single most important piece of music in my life. Seems like it's becoming ever more relevant, too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrodzFIYcqE&list=PLSnE5TnFSvDI_sdAYD6ZccZbzAIJi1X7G