I decided to read Acts Chapter 2 today, because I remembered that Christian group named after the chapter, and it's all about pentecost, and it describes the craziness that happens to people - the wonderful craziness that takes over, when the Holy Spirit makes you fall in love with God and people and you just don't care about "things" anymore.
It says: (verse 43)
Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. 44 And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common; 45 and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. 46 Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.
In America, if people were taken over the God's spirit and the spirit of love, it would take away an excessive desire for material things.