And now I've got that out of the way
I try to not have too much (physical) cargo, but that is because I like things light.
Not out of a higher principle, but I don't want to worry about expensive things that can be stolen or lost.
And I am just a bit too private to show the world who I am through jewelry, clothes or bumper stickers.
When I moved out of my apartement 3 years ago, I threw away half my stuff and the rest fit into a few boxes in a corner of the van (well, except for the bed and bookshelves). And most of that stuff was books, stones, sticks, hides, pieces of forest. And my guitar and camping gear.
On the other hand, I have travelled so much that I could have bought a house of what I have spend on that, and probably should plant a forest to compensate
. Now that money is gone, the cash flow has dried up a bit, but I have my experiences and memories.
I just like things that way, simple and controlled.
But a strange manifestation of that same idea is that so much of my life fits in a laptop, or on webspace, these days. All my digital images, music, movies, even my social life. And when I die, I will take my harddisk with me into my hill grave, and into the afterlife.