Most people around my age are in the accumulation point in their life. They’re buying cars, houses and plasma TVs. Working harder and harder to buy more and more. More stuff they don’t need. One day, they’ll wake up and realize that their life is over-driven by stuff. Many of them will have the credit card bills to prove it.
Creating your own prison
How do you know if when you have too much stuff? Easy. When your stuff prevents you from doing something you want to do. Anytime your stuff is a reason for not doing.
An alternative is to simplify so you spend more time doing things you enjoy and less time managing and worrying about material possessions. Living a simple life is extremely freeing. Simplicity is flexibility. Simplicity is freedom. Too many material possessions eat a lot of energy, time, and money.
Don’t allow your life to be driven by the stuff you own. Choose doing over having.