When I was younger, I always wanted to stay in a big fancy house. Really polished designs, complete with cool features like indoor pools, slides and whatnot. As I grew older, I came to appreciate smaller cozier houses, but still wouldn't mind having a really nice expensive house.
Today as I walked past expensive houses one after another, I felt the excess. It became clear to me that should I ever make big bucks, I would still never live like this.
I also felt a deep sense of peace. I recognised with great clarity that it is not all these materialistic things that will bring me joy.
At that moment a thought just struck me. All that I need, I already have.