Sentiment. Unless the essence of her post has been eroded and swept down a river...
To add on the OP and Lexicon's thoughts...
The thought had occurred to me when I was in school is that there is a point, economically, where an individual reaches some level of contentment and doesn't really need much more, or at least it seems that way with me.
Working in the real estate business, I've come across all kinds of homes and the individuals who purchased and/or live in these homes and its been a very eye opening experience for me. I don't really know what compels the condo-commando's or HOA-nazi's to live as they do versus the guy in the single wide with a junkyard in his front lawn.
As for me personally, the former just seems incredibly stressful and I very much prefer simplicity. I just want shit that works, personally, and stuff that I don't have to spend a fortune to maintain. I wonder if this means I'm slumming it as well?
"There is no such thing as spare time, no such thing as down time, no such thing as free time, there is only life time. Go."
― Henry Rollins