The most asked question by people, without a doubt, would be "What is the meaning of life?" "Why was I put on this earth?" Perhaps it is so that as the human race grows older and older we tend to look for a much much deeper meaning of life?
To look at it in the most simplest of ways, isn't life just about waking up, doing something productive and going back to sleep? OR in a broader sense isn't life about finding a mate having children and guiding them to adult hood and live peacefully till the end? Maybe it is this desire for us to find a deeper meaning in everything that gets us in to the trouble of wanting more.
When people say that they wished they had lived in a much simpler time, how simple do they really mean? Simple that you didn't need a collage degree to have a job? Or is simple that people were simply happier with what they had than wanting more and more?
I often wonder what this "simple" meant, we as humans have evolved to wanting more than what we need. Greedy is what we are. No one is satisfied with just having met the basic needs food, shelter, clothing, water. If this is how we are now, I shudder to even think of the coming generations.