There are many people out there who are filled with lust. Not for sex- but for something much more insidiuous - "status". These folks are willing to spend ten times as much money for an item than is necessary, all because they want to appear "rich", or "fashionable", or "in the know". Now, of course, it's not wrong to like nice things, or even to indulge in a little showmanship once in a while. It can be harmless fun - so long as you're aware of the truth. And the truth is that all status symbols, no matter how expensive and sought after, are illusory and therefore worthless. Unfortunately, many people go through their entire lives without ever learning this lesson. Then, at the last moment, when the curtain begins to fall, they come to the horrible realization that they've squandered all the precious time God has given them on the most frivolous of pursuits. Like Tolstoy's character Ivan Illyyich, they're forced to admit that they spent their whole life "the wrong way".
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