I haven't been think about this in terms of myself. But, I always feel a little sad, when I go into a shop and see old photographs, especially portraits. These were important to someone once. That person was important to someone once. Now just a bit of faded paper on a shop shelf.
I sometimes think about getting old negatives, and printing them, so they will live one more time.
Funny the things you think before the first cup of coffee, in the morning. ;-)