As people we do much the same. Sometimes we change our colors, for fashion, convention or convenience. We certainly like to flaunt our riches both monetary and possessions. But most of us stumble on that last part: letting our "leaves" fall easily and without complaint.
A tree with leaves in the winter would break with snow on all that dead weight. Leaves will lose their color and become dull. A bare tree has a different kind of beauty. And only a bare branch can get ready for new buds. Yes -- I want to be like a tree in Autumn.