“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” – Mahatma Gandhi
I think it’s something that’s conditioned in us from an early age, by friends, television, and the general culture: we always seem to want more.
More money, more gadgets, better furniture, a better house, a better car, more clothes, more shoes, more success.
And what happens when we get more? We aren’t satisfied, because there are new ads for new iPods, for new laptops, for new iPhones, for new cars, for new clothes. We have to have those. It’s impossible to satisfy that hunger for more, because our culture is not satisfied with what we have, but is geared to wanting more. It’s consumerism, and it’s the official religion of the industrialized world.