This is a question I have quietly (in my head) asked many people the last few years. With the worldwide decline in the economy and the tremendous loss of material possessions.
Many people have been left “materially naked”. Without these material things to cover ourselves, we have been left with the person in the mirror. And for many, the person in the mirror is the person they most despise. It was not until this massive worldwide loss of material possessions came about that may people realized how much “stock” they put into “things”.