You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need for the rest of my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple of years your'e satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you've got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you use to own, now they own you.