Yesterday Ray and I climbed on a small cruise boat and took a cruise around the Thimble Islands. They are very small islands. Most of which are privately owned and have been built upon. We got to see some very lovely homes, which were almost as big as the rocks on which they were built. The price of these small islands is not small. The price of building and maintaining houses on them is even greater. And they are just vacation homes!
The idea of spending such sums, even if you can afford it, and living so separately from others is not something I can imagine doing. What motivates such choices?
I am sure that the ego plays a part in the grand scheme of things. The thought of doing it because you can, of standing out from the rest, etc. probably motivates some.
"For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope."To attempt to deal with the ego on our own is a hopeless situation, but our God is the God of hope!