I really like this post by Shawn Blanc about stuff. As someone who has always been really into gear and gadgets, it captures how I feel, but has also given me pause and forced me to think more about it. I especially like this part-
So yes, you can tell a lot about me by the things I own. But they are just that — things. They can be stolen, broken, taken, and lost. They should never become distractions to the things that matter most, nor should I ever allow them to define my character, my relationships, and my beliefs.