Whenever externals are more important to you than your own integrity, then be prepared to serve them the remainder of your life.
~ Epictetus, Discourses II, 2.12
How many people are in the service of the banks?
They have loans or leases for flashy cars to impress people or give a good impression.
Or, they have houses they may not be able to afford because it looks good.
All the while they are in a job where they may have to sell out.
What’s more important, having a flashy car/house, or having unshakable integrity?
I know which one is more important to me.