The path, right from the beginning, is about non-attachment.
However, of course we are all full of attachment for sure, for almost every object, conceptual or real. It is the way things are.
What is important to understand is when there is attachment - it too can be an object for insight.
Which means that one must give up everything.
Yes, eventually, but we need to be realistic.The first type of clinging to be given up is wrong view.
vism. xvii 245. And here [false-] view clinging, etc., are abandoned first because they
are eliminated by the path of stream-entry. Sense-desire clinging is abandoned
later because it is eliminated by the path of Arahantship. This is the order of
Diṭṭhupādānādīni cettha paṭhamaṃ pahīyanti sotāpattimaggavajjhattā.
Kāmupādānaṃ pacchā, arahattamaggavajjhattāti ayametesaṃ pahānakkamo
Here I would like to add a point about sense desire clinging.
It is obvious even to the non-buddhist that sense desires rule our lives.
xvii 246. Sense-desire clinging, however, is taught first among them because of
the breadth of its objective field and because of its obviousness. For it has a
broad objective field because it is associated with eight kinds of consciousness
((22)–(29)). The others have a narrow objective field because they are associated
with four kinds of consciousness ((22), (23), (26) and (27)).
Wrong views, especially self view, are not so obvious at all.
sense-desire clinging that is obvious because of this generation’s love of
attachment (see M I 167), not so the other kinds.
Hence we read many suttas rightly extolling the dangers of sense desire. And the new Buddhist quickly sees the truth in that. They may then feel they should first stamp down on sense desire.
This can lead to problems. If they have some apparent success then they feel they can control the mind by dint of will. Or if they don`t succeed they feel they are failing. Or they go through a cycle of winning and losing in this regard.
But I think what is more important to focus on is eliminating wrong view.
SN 2.16 Vasudatta Sutta: Vasudatta
Standing to one side, the young deva Vasudatta recited this verse in the presence of the Blessed One:
Deva:" As if smitten by a sword, As if his head were on fire,
A bhikkhu should wander mindfully To abandon sensual lust."
Buddha:"As if smitten by a sword, As if his head were on fire,
A bhikkhu should wander mindfully to abandon identity view.