We have TV shows that teach people how to throw away all the unnecessary stuff they’ve bought.
But not that teach people to buy less things they don’t need in the first place.
Perhaps it’s only appealing to learn about throwing away things after the pleasure of buying them?
Whereas learning about controlling your purchases in the first place sounds suspiciously close to ‘being deprived’.
How can we reframe richness in ways that aren’t represented by the objects we accumulate?