Fortunes come and fortunes go. Empires crash over night. When you base your worth on what you own, or what you think you own – while, in fact, it owns you – your life is driven by materialism. We often become enslaved by credits, mortgages and possessions in excess. We don’t work and live for ourselves. We work for our possessions – and they become our master. And what if we get sick, or the economy changes – and we can’t afford to keep the things we thought we needed to be happy? To have and enjoy material possessions is fun. But to let them control our lives – is an entirely different story. Things are only things. We are worth much more than all the things we own or want to own. Our real value can’t be measured by all the things in the world. Enjoy your stuff, but don’t pay for it with your life. You deserve much more than just a pile of stuff.