I've always had somewhat of a hippy mentality when it comes to material things, much to my parent's chagrin. Notice I said somewhat, not totally. I like living in a nice house. I like driving a nice car. I like going on vacation. Having said that, it doesn't mean I have to have a 5,000 square foot house. My 2,000 square foot split foyer has always been fine and is home. I do not drive a Mercedes or a Cadillac. My baby Mariner SUV meets my shopping and tailgating needs. I have never looked at what someone else has and wanted it. I can appreciate the beauty of something, but it is not something I have to acquire myself. So, observing someone wanting something just because it is bigger or better or a step up has always turned me off. We seem to have become a society of instant gratification. I want it and I want it now and I deserve it. It seems to me we could be a bit more content with what we have and not be looking for something we don't have, just because someone else has it or just because we want it.