Quote by Jim Carrey: Everything you gain in life will rot and fall apart, and all that will be left of you is what was in your heart.

You Can't Take The Stuff With You

When your body dies, you continue to exist because your consciousness, and only your consciousness, is eternal.  Your essence is non-physical, your essence is pure consciousness. From that perspective, our obesssion with things and our adoration of possessions seems almost meaningless.  Our souls came here to live, love, laugh, and learn.  The only "stuff" you get to take with you to the other side are the memories of your expereinces and what you have learned from them.  When these truth sinks in it dramatically changes your perspective on what's important.