Living as a consumerist we often gain wisdom, understanding and accumulate beneficial attributes. A sort of patchwork dharma. However the way of dharma often entails leaving such attachments. Making breakthroughs that leave behind poor little me and my drama, life and dukkha. In other words the circumstances of existence are neither here nor there, no matter their apparent appearance. The real qualities are in some senses subtle and dependent on dissolving the attachments, rather than accumulating.
We do not have to leave our impoverishment or riches, our practices or norms, they after all are just the wood we chop and the water we carry. You have probably read that or similar. I have found it to be true, how about you?