Living in a capitalist system, you inherently accept and live on a razor’s edge. Assets needs to rise in value over time, but not too quickly, or a lot of people will be left without assets. With this in mind, the average person has to play a dangerous gambling game where they risk their future worth by purchasing and holding assets with perceived future value.
As an example, we consider a private home to be an asset that can be sold for profit in the future. The other alternative is to rent a residence. Rentals have the associated concept of burning money since all rent is considered to be “thrown away”. However, let us consider the home as an asset further before rendering a verdict on its actual future value.