Well I don't think of it that way. People can only do what they can and so its a bit judgemental to think otherwise. Me, I admit to being a gatherer of sorts, though not so with people as much. I have a few wonderful friends whose sanity I question at times for having chosen me as a friend, lol! As for 'stuff'? One bed, no tv, 12 yr old radio, a 1960's Dutch oven I bought used and love...you get the point. The material things, they serve their purpose...exept for books, most of what I own is just not important to me. People are what counts. I used to be the opposite-or tried to be, as it went against my nature. When I lost everything, or thought I had, what I 'got back' in terms of life lessons and THE most wonderful friends more than made up for what I had THOUGHT I had lost.