Shawn Blanc wrote one of the best posts I’ve read it recent memory. It is an excellent reminder for anyone who defines themselves by materials things.

You can tell a lot about a man by looking at the sort of car he drives, the grill in his back yard, the phone in his pocket, or the computer in his office. But there is no right or wrong answer here — bigger and more expensive stuff is not at all synonymous with good character and high moral values. In fact, sadly, often the opposite is true.

Just stuff indeed. You have to read the end.