How to Give Away Things as You Get Older

“It wasn’t the things I’d saved that were important, it was the stories that went with them that gave them meaning. Could using the objects to tell the stories be the seed of a new ritual?”

It’s common for people to get rid of their possessions as they get older, but there’s no real ritual around the practice.

In this 5-minute TED Talks, Bob Stein suggests a unique approach of how to give away things as you get older that turns the act into a ritual and an opportunity to share stories that convey the true meaning of the objects to their recipients.