On page 245 of Stephen King’s Needful Things, we read:
“He had discovered another large fact about possessions and the peculiar psychological state they induce: the more one has to go through because of something one owns, the more one wants to keep that thing.”
I’m not really in the mood right now to provide the context for this passage, but I’ll comment on the passage’s concept. Some possessions may not be worth the effort, if keeping them entails a lot of effort. But there are plenty of things that are worthwhile and do not come cheaply. And I’m not just speaking monetarily. Getting a job can be a difficult process, for God does not always drop a job opportunity into our laps. Then there are other things worth fighting for, such as peace of mind.