A few very greedy Bankers had a good try at destroying the western world, they were aided and abetted by our governments - they are still there taking as much as they did before - so beware if you have any investments or savings BUT maybe if I invest in Leica lenses they will increase in value and fund my life a few years down the line.
Trained as a science teacher ending up in school admin til I 'burned out' and took early retirement at 55 (10 years ago). Unfortunately my 'gear habit' eats into savings. I'm trying to stop - honest. Haven't bought anything in 2011.
GAS hasn't received any major medical attention. GAS is not a medical, but a psychological condition. However, numerous articles address GAS issue and try to propose methods to plan one's desires, incomes and expenses better. In addition, GAS can often be relieved with TUMS (Time to Unload My Stuff).
To this day, there has not been a cure for this GAS and it has made its reputation amongst these individual communities. There is one method to ease GAS, however it can cause inconvenience to the person who has acquired GAS as well as those around (such as families). This method is to dis-arm the person from his/her credit cards, wallet and anything valuable in case they are sold in a desperate attempt to earn money. It is not a safe method as some people have reportedly committed crimes such as robbery, assault, etc.