Twenty-first century humans are all about owning things. They measure their worth by having things their friends, relatives, neighbours, and colleagues don’t: a more expensive house, a faster car, a bigger TV… They spend money they don’t have to buy things they don’t need, then spend all their time worrying about how they’re going to keep up the payments.
Jack finds it all a bit bizarre. He’s long since realised that material possessions don’t matter. The most precious things in life are the people you love and who love you back. All the money in the world can’t buy love.