Until we have begun to go without them, we fail to realize how unnecessary many things are. (Seneca, 1st century Stoic)

Seneca continued: “We’ve been using them not because we needed them but because we had them.” Doesn’t that reflect 21st century thinking? We probably have a lot of things that we almost never use. And there are others we may occasionally use because they’re where we can see them.  They may be only for our amusements, and we’d be just as well off without them. 

Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless—like chasing the wind. (Ecclesiastes 6:9)

Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. (Colossians 3:2)