Lesson learned the hard way #1748: Stare decisis doesn't have to prevail, at least not in the personal arena.
Emerging from Lesson #1747, certain policies and attitudes and behaviors can be reshaped and redefined (possibly fueled by a lot of whisky, possibly in a not-so-smooth manner). But maybe the skeleton disintegrates when you open the closet.
It's best to travel light anyway. . . .