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It may sound kooky and, “Okay… I think you need to take a few steps back from the hobby.” But I believe that any form of collecting is therapeutic to the mind and body. So what if they are dolls? So what if you confide in them, even though they won’t talk, it’s like writing out your internal feelings on paper!
A lot of drama happens in the BJD world unless you meet serious [Fashion Doll] collectors and know what they’re talking about (the, “Been there, done that, seen it, heard it, experienced it. Here’s my outlook and opinion, but remember you have to keep an open mind, and always respect others.” respect only goes so far though since there are people who don’t give it haha, but hopefully you understand where I’m coming from). They will tell you that their $10 MH to their $1,000+ doll are “real” to them, they’re our “children”. You spent the time buying their clothes, designing their look to your liking, and that fulfillment of your hard work reflects in the item that you’ve put a lot of love into. This also applies to writing, art, building a house, gardening, working on cars, etc. Whatever joy you take part in, it fills you with a sense of purpose and self satisfaction. And there is nothing wrong in feeling that said thing will give you love and thanks back whenever it’s needed.
And so what if people tell you they’re just dolls, you can tell them so what it’s just a purse. Each thing has their own use and purpose, don’t let them get you down, you’re a fighter who just got a bit tired out from receiving all those blows while defending in the ring! You’ll bounce back, ready to fight once more, so don’t believe when they say it’s just a doll! To us it means much, much more!