One wonders if earlier generations were so self-conscious about decorating their homes. Didn’t they simply buy things they liked or could put to good use, and keep them for decades?
Ms. Miller agreed with that theory — up to a point. “Even my grandparents went out and bought the same lamps as their neighbors,” she said. “The difference was, they weren’t trying to be awesome. They were just trying to get lights in their house.”
—How to tell if you’re over-propped, NYTimes
And this is why Pinterest gives me anxiety. Everyone trying to be AWESOME all the time!