I was fortunate to grow up in relatively comfortable surroundings and whilst I wouldn't say we were spoilt my brother and I were well looked after as kids.
For chunks of my teenage years and into my 20s I was fairly materialistic in that I liked to have the latest gadgets and stuff like that. I've always been ambitious in life generally in work and outside and aspired to have the nice house and car and all that sort of thing.
In my mid 20s, I'm now 30, my perspective on this changed in that whilst I'm still ambitious, still want to do well in work and get promotions, still want the house, it's much more because I want to provide for my family. Don't get me wrong, I still love the gadgets, but they're not as important in the grand scheme of things.
More than that, my relationship with my wife, and with friends, shows that in the end all that stuff means nothing without them.