Things or people? Which do you say you value most and which most orders your life. Here is some research looking at materialism and relationships. I grew up in a middling poor family. My mother was a caretaker and I think the combination made me a people person. Know that has made me happy. I been lucky or blessed, depending on your view.
“In placing a high value on income and possessions, materialistic people focus less on the fulfilment of intrinsic needs, such as competence, relatedness, and autonomy (e.g. Kashdan & Breen, 2007; Kasser, Ryan, Couchman, & Sheldon, 2004). While intrinsic needs, in principle, could be fulfilled in both work and family life, extrinsic needs associated with materialistic values are far more likely to be attained through work. This primacy of work versus family as a source of extrinsic need fulfilment suggests that the value of materialism may be important in explaining conflict between work and family.”
REMEMBER WHAT MATTERS, STAY STRONG