(This can't be proven objectively, but for the purpose of this example, it shall be considered true. Don't worry about the specific approaches that the two people used.)
If the specific approaches were not to be concerned with, they have no point in the post. I understood that you spelled out the approaches in order to physically represent an emotional state. Something that's difficult to do, yet...I don't get the feeling I misunderstood. The different approaches were to serve as proof that one person felt the situation more strongly than the other (as proven by this statement: "I was only trying to illustrate that Person 2 did more to FEEL like he owned his new car.")
So, my statement stands. If you're in alignment with your core self, you'll be fine no matter what you do or don't do.
No one can help you FEEL anything more strongly. That is simply a choice you make (or don't) for yourself. And, there is no way to prove you're feeling anything. No matter what we've been socialized to believe.
If you want a new car, driving that car is a great way to have that feeling. It makes you feel great. The emotion becomes more powerful.
This might be true for lots of ppl, but it's in no way a fact. I think that
is what you need to be aware of here. There is no way to prove you feel a certain way or a way to guarantee making your feelings stronger. You seem to believe otherwise, and if that works for you, go with it. But, it is not an indisputable fact. It is not true. It is not a guarantee.
So, it all comes down to what you truly believe. Perhaps if you don't feel you've been doing whatever you need to do in order to FEEL like you've got whatever you're aiming for, you should
go out and experience it more. And, perhaps you could help yourself just as much by sitting and figuring out what is keeping you from feeling the way you want to feel without
doing all of that. I'd venture to guess that you have some mental/emotional blockage.
I think some ppl try to step over their minds by doing the physical and that's fine. I believe, also, that the things we step over will continually show up in our paths until we deal with them.