The first step in learning to love starts with self-love. When we get caught up in loving possessions over humans we are resorting to childish pleasures by believing possessions proves superiority.  Buying while seeking to win attention through display of wealth.  Huge price tags demand notice and allows owner to temporally grow in statue.  Yet acquisition not at another’s expense nor for nonrational reasoning shows desire for mutual harmony, happiness, and fulfillment.  Things can’t satisfy loneliness, therefore, seeking compatibility between love of things and love of others should yield greater satisfaction in life.