the notebook problem: you see a notebook. you want to buy the notebook. but you know you have like TEN OTHER NOTEBOOKS. most which are STILL EMPTY. you don’t need to notebook. you’re probably not gonna use the notebook anyway. what’s the point? DONT BUY THE NOTEBOOK. you buy the notebook.
It’s the same with pens. Do you need that 8 pack of assorted-color pens? No. Do you have 1000 pens stuffed in pencil pouches and purse pockets and floating in the bottom of your backpack? Yes. You do not need the pens. You have plenty of pens. And now you have 8 more. In assorted colors.