My wife and children always tell me "Ew!" whenever they see my chair at the temple office.
I'm terribly sorry if you felt it was "ewww", too.
It's worn-out because I've spent tremendously much time sitting here for more than 10 years! Not only day-time but also night-time, too, I prefer to sit here to do some computer hoby(work) and sometimes at night, I fall asleep and wake up in the early morning here. That's why it is now so worn-out and my family don't come close to this chair.
It was true, in the past, there was a moment that I thought I should throw this chair away. I thought I used enough. However, some years ago, I found a way to use cushions and I had no problem sitting here. The chair was actually fine. It just didn't look good. That's why I keep using this with cushions!
On Black Friday, in 2014, I bought a new chair at Wal Mart because it was a good deal! So I could throw away an old chair and could use a new one anytime.
But now I feel a great pleasure to update a record of using this old chair! How many more years I could be patient with chair? This feeling may be same? just like an athlete try to improve one's own record every moment. I know this is such a tiny effort....but I believe this kind of effort can contribute eco on Earth!