I had my DVD collection since 2004. When I started working and had money of my own at the age of 14, I started going to the local Blockbuster and buy used DVDs to build a collection. I can still remember my first movie: Hard Rain. I continued building my collection progressing from low budget horror movies to action movies and comedies and dramas. Until recently, I had attained 357 movies. A good chunk of cinema. However, certain circumstances and situations happened where I had to give up my DVD collection entirely. I know losing DVDs shouldn't be something worth being upset over, but it still sucks.
My DVD collection was like a testament to my love for movies and my determination to open myself to new experiences. It also showed that I had a lot of free time in my hands. (Insert nerdy loser joke here) Anyways, well it just feels terrible to see all that hard-earned money and searching go down the drain so quickly, but it was a necessary action on my part.
Don't ever let people tell you that your movie collection are just objects. For a movie fan, they are an extension of yourself and rightfully so.