When I was a young man, I thought that obtaining stuff and money would make me happy. I was obsessed with getting what I thought I deserved. Likely, since I grew up with nothing that is what shaped my outlook. Obtaining money and shiny things became my idol. Idols throughout history has proven to be empty and does not make one happy. I found this out as I pursued my idol. I now know true happiness. True happiness is peace of mind. Peace of mind comes from God.
Now, I do enjoy the fruits of my labor. I figure if God blesses me in this physical world, I should enjoy his gifts and give gifts away in return. We hear of old people who pass away and seemed poor but, lo and behold, they were millionaires. I haven't known anyone personally this way but, I would question the purpose. Their purpose might be pure however; I wished I could persuade those people before they died to enjoy this short life in a godly manner with the blessings God gave them. If those people personally don't want to enjoy the fruits of their labor, give some of it away to those in need. How many of us would be overjoyed and praising God if a kind person of wealth blessed us with some of it instead of dying with it and the state getting it? To each his own is my default thought even in such things as this that I don't understand.
I am very happy that God has shown me the error of my ways regarding materialism and money. I am a much happier man these days because, I have peace of mind given to me by a generous being; my Father in heaven.~b