Placing emphasis on material things of the world has its place. Sharing a special moment when a groom proposes to his bride, a child grows into a young adult and buys their first car, and so on, all have their time as part of our lives. Being materialistic and owning material things are polar opposites. To maintain a life where one is able to sustain them self and their family requires shelter, transportation of some kind, appliances, etc.
On the other hand, one who owns many things for the sake of having “stuff” could be considered materialistic. It can be boats, cars, very expensive jewelry, also known as high-end jewelry, or a 10,000 square foot house; this may be a little on the materialistic side. While some may see this as being unnecessary – owning extravagant items, those of substance and wealth see there possessions as an opportunity they have earned through hard work or wise business decisions. One who holds animosity towards the individual with means because they are without is a very insecure person.
The whole free enterprise system and capitalistic society concept revolves partly on the premise that one who works wisely and learns the ways of business can succeed to any degree. There is ostensibly no limit to the amount of achievement or to the material objects that can be accrued. Do some people take the whole ability to own things too far? I would agree that they do at times. However, to argue the position that those who have large amounts of assets are people of excess would be very one-sided and without merit.
For those who have discovered that owning the finer things of life do not necessarily require mounds of wealth, the use of Boca Raton pawn shops can actually provide some luxury items at huge discounts in comparison to what a new product would cost. With this opportunity available, it precludes the notion of only the well-to-do have singularly the opportunity for such extravagant things of the world.