Working hard just to buy a load of expensive stuff and only use it as a display of wealth, is probably one of the loneliest things we can do.

I’ve been there, whether it was having the best hockey gear, being seen in a nice car, wearing nice clothes – it drives up status. Not necessarily to those in our tribe – but in our own heads.

It is naive.

Even today I feel the pull towards it.

I do believe there is a difference between simply buying something for status and actually enjoying it.

It is hard wired in hyper-achievers to show up in a certain way. But we don’t always get it right. We are greedy by nature and every day is a test of our will power.

Let’s look to the people in our lives who give us wealth of kindness and understanding rather than to the things we have acquired.    

Wealth for the sake of wealth is a sign of a lonely person.