The older you get the more you realize that it isn't about the material things, or pride or ego. It is about our hearts and who they beat for. When you pass from this life material things can not be taken with you, but love, friendship, and fond memories make you immortal even though you are gone. Spending your life trying to accumulate wealth and material things may leave you richer in cash but empty on the inside. As you get older and you start to realize how short the time is that we get in this world you also begin to realize that what is most important is what we do with the life god gives us, not how much we can get before the end comes and we are gone.