Ownership has benefits too. In my opinion when you rent everything you are simply trading a situation in which your possessions metaphorically own you for a situation in which your possessions more literally own you, or rather, the person who actually owns them owns you. Everything you rent has a contract attached to it; what's the fun in that? My house is full of things repurposed; an entertainment center with the top cut off, chairs with customizations induced by pets, a couple of doors I've added internal cat doors to. Chunks of the "house" I've sold, chunks I've added. And I'm not even "handy".
Don't treat the symptoms, treat the problem!
Bottom line, as with alcohol, there's no need to avoid it unless you know you can't handle it.
IMHO, renting vs owning isn't the real issue. They're both just different ways of financing. The issue is the overdeveloped attachment people get to the "stuff" in their lives.