As much as we own our material things, we are owned by our material things. Every time you purchase a new product you have, in some ways, become married to that purchase. Now, you are obligated to interact with it; You are obligated to maintain it; You are obligated to care about it’s whereabouts and whether or not it has been stolen. Having things is a sign of success, but can often lead to a life of burden. A house must be painted; A car must be washed; Your dog must be fed. Like any marriage, make sure you love what you are asking to possess, because possession is always a two way street.