Let me tell you a story.
My first real job out of university involved festering in an office in New Jersey, USA for about a year until a school friend suggested we go travel.
Clearly, it would be very stupid to ditch a coveted job with a great company to go backpacking, so of course I said "Yes." I asked my boss for a leave of absence and, to my complete surprise, he and HR agreed.
As I practically danced out of the office on my last day there, a colleague sighed to me, "Oh, I wish I could do what you're doing." I asked why he couldn't and he responded, "Well, I just bought a sofa."
I JUST BOUGHT A SOFA. Are you fecking kidding me??
His answer completely stunned me. I was beyond baffled that someone could get to the point where his possessions owned him rather than the other way round.