I saw a tweet (I know, I know) by Alain De Botton (shush now) which seems to have since been deleted and which I obviously now can’t quote verbatim. From memory it said something similar to saying that society might be better off if people who felt themselves to be special did not feel that the acquisition of money was the best way of proving to others and themselves that they were.
Clearly the tweet was more succinct than my mangled reinterpretation. The nearest equivalent tweet that expresses similar sentiments is less verbose but no less pointed:
people use the dumbest shit to feel special. flauntin money, looks and other dumb things that mean nothn.—
YoungHazeeTHEsith. (@Hazeeduzit) April 11, 2013