We all know stuff requires payment. Thought leaders like Tammy Strobel extend that into a metaphor of oppression. Humans are paying for stuff not only with monetary currency but also pieces of their soul. So that line of thought goes.
Strobel chronicles how she stopped all that in her book "You Can Buy Happiness (and it's cheap)."Here you can read about that on Amazom.com.
That's, of course, one point of view. And a minority one. More, I have found out from raising this topic on Facebook, find stuff beautiful, memory filled, symbolic of accomplishment, and even bling.
In addition, my clients have lots of stuff. They make no apology for it. They seem to enjoy it. Some live in mansions in gated communities.
Strobel, her husband, and two cats live in a 128-square house on wheels. In the anti-stuff movement that might be considered excessive. Some abodes are only in the 80s square footage category.
During the Counterculture early 70s, I gushed that I only possessed what would fit into a VW bug. Now I realize that, even then, I was in some kind of minority. I do not boast about my contemporary monastic lifestyle.