Our societies have been on a childish path of acquiring more toys for centuries now. The view of happiness being an accumulation of objects that easily decay or can be destroyed is not logical. But to a childish mind it makes sense. Like a child at Christmas surrounded by all the toys and candy but still crying. He wants that one toy Santa Claus didn’t bring. He also ate too much candy and his stomach hurts. He’s cranky.
Maybe one more toy will do the trick. No. We have seen that the world is not happier with all the abundance of riches and luxury. It is an old joke now that People Magazine should be called, Miserable Folks Who Self-destruct in Mansions. It is not real. It is a false path. But it is a path people on this planet must take on their evolution towards higher consciousness.