Seeking recognition and validation in external things, material things, causes a hollowness inside. Accumulating material things causes clutter and doesn’t allow you to see the Being you truly are. Sitting around and looking at these accumulations may give immediate gratification however, the thirst you have inside will not be completely satisfied and so you'll need to go out and accumulate more.
This hunger for recognition can only be satisfied from the inside through a persons humble acknowledgement that they are enough in simply who they are. In the process things, clutter, will drop away until only what truly matters will be left.
Watch a great movie on this with @thehughjackman playing P.T. Barnum in @greatestshowman .