We have been brought up in a culture of consumerism. It is every where you look, TV, billboards. We often define ourselves by the car we drive or the size of our house. But who do you think created this game? The corporations need you to want their products, that's why celebrities get paid millions to tell you what to wear and what to buy. Don't buy in to this game. Don't participate. Because you will never fill the void. Whatever you buy will never make you happy. You will always want and desire more. It's and endless game that only results in you feeling unfulfilled.
We think we will be happy once we have reached this goal, or this stage in life, get this job, move to this neighborhood, meanwhile our lives are passing us by. Because once you reach those stages, there will be more goals and objectives to be reached. The key is to be happy right now, in the present moment. Once you come to the realization that you have everything you need, and everything is ok you will start to experience the joy of the present moment.