I found it's much harder to get rid of stuff than acquire it. Many boomers are having estate sales to get rid of their stuff, (good stuff). Kids don't want their parents stuff, they want to collect their own newer stuff.
I hate waste and I have a problem throwing something out that still works fine, but I see people still do it. Most of my stuff (Burgman, lawn mower, chain saws, etc.) is over 15 years old and still works fine, yet they are worth nothing. In many cases, older stuff is better quality than new stuff. Too many things are disposable after a few years.
I tell my kids that when you buy a "want" expect it to be worth 10 cents on the dollar, to nothing when you want to get ride of it.
You should read the book "Future Shock" written by Alvin Toffler in 1970.
Future Shock is a book written by the futurist Alvin Toffler in 1970. In the book, Toffler defines the term "future shock" as a certain psychological state of individuals and entire societies. His shortest definition for the term is a personal perception of "too much change in too short a period of time". The book, which became an international bestseller, grew out of an article "The Future as a Way of Life" in Horizon magazine, Summer 1965 issue. The book has sold over 6 million copies and has been widely translated.
We use the phrase "future shock" as a way of describing the social paralysis induced by rapid technological change.
He talks a lot about how disposable things people and society become. A lot of things become disposable, like Bic lighters and paper plates, use them, then throw them away. Almost everything, even people get used that way. It decreases the value of everything.