You know, I have the potential to be an athlete. I have no real medical issues; I have legs, and lungs and feet.
However, I can’t call myself an athlete. I can’t be regarded as one because I haven’t become one. I don’t deserve that title. Heck, I don’t even deserve the title “runner”.
We sometimes keep things based on their potential only. This can be a flawed logic, and not at all helpful in our goal to lead a simpler life; especially if we do it a lot or for everything we own.
“Potential” is a fantasy. It’s not real. It’s a complete fabrication on our part.
Something that you’re not using, but that might be something one day is not actually useful. It’s value is only based on what it is NOW.
It’s no athlete – don’t go giving it a value it doesn’t deserve.