As we are living in a material world is natural to have desire to own more stuff as our financial capability improved over time. ..and I would said is a natural thing for all human, but before we do take this step to increase our stuff in whatever forms- car, house or other stuff...have we ever stop and think...? If we keep increasing our standard of living we will have to keep our life busier and busier or faster speed to earn more money, I don't mean that we shouldn't have nice things , but for me when we reach certain stage in our life we may want to have a more relaxing life instead of be ''a servant to yr servant''.
Material things don't necessary make us happy, happiness comes from within, by the way you relate to what you have, not from your actual possessions. To live at or beneath our means, we will discover a different type of abundance in our life-Peace. We will be able to stay calm and relax. I believe this is among the greatest gifts in a lifetime.