"Life is not measured by how much you own." ~ Luke 12:15Folks in our society seem to equate possessions with success. They believe the more they own, the more successful they are.
Which I think is a direct cause of the disease of hoarding. Folks get and save stuff for no apparent reason, even if it is literally trash.
It's an easy trap to fall into. Even for folks like us who are constantly on the watch for it. One day you wake up and look around and say "where'd all this crap come from!?"