“Pride of Ownership” is an illusion. A false sense of security. A concept that companies depend on to keep us consuming. The things we own are tools, nothing more. They are not our freedom. They are not our life. They are just tools to help facilitate our lives, and they are always replaceable. Applying too much importance to our possessions in fact, robs us of freedom.
Only the people in our lives are valuable.
Now here is the kicker truth, for those of us who have “Pride of Ownership”: We don’t own anything. Nothing we have is secure. Nothing we think we have truly belongs to us. Our car can get stolen, our house burned to the ground, our precious baseball card collection can get coffee spilled on it. Then what?
“Pride” in any form is just an extension of “ego”, and therefore completely useless, purposeless.