“It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.”
I myself have been caught up in the objects of the world, and found myself straying from the relationships that helped me find the passion to earn those objects. And who hasn’t fallen off the path at least once? He isn’t saying that all objects purchased are a bad thing, in fact they can be a very good thing (my iPhone brings me countless hours of joy playing Angry Birds) but we can’t let those objects lead us away from human interaction. Just as we need to work for the money to buy the things we want, we need to spend the time to cultivate those friendships that money cannot buy.