Material things don't bring peace and happiness.
Have you ever noticed it's those without material things that feel material things don't bring peace and happiness.
Today billions of people have got things which even Kings did not have in the past. Car, computer, television, fridge, telephone - no King ever had these things. But people are still restless and unhappy.
And many of those kings had things stoneage man didn't have. Things like wheels, and weapons. Things that helped them take away things from others. Seems even the kings were still restless and unhappy even though they didn't have a fridge.
Of course no one has asked stoneage man if he was happy eating raw meat he scavanged, and if he was happy hiding from wild animals because he couldn't defend himself. But we must assume he was happy, because it seems he's the only one that didn't have anything to make him unhappy.
A very large percentage of the population is surviving on precription drugs, illegal drugs, alcohol and cigarettes.
Which is something that has gone on for all time. Hundreds of years ago the drug may have been different and not bought and sold on the open market, but man has always found something.
One-third of the population has become fat like elephants.
The haves and the have nots. There will always be a percentage of the haves that go to the extreme. Also we don't eat enough good food today comapred to hundreds of years ago. But if the have nots had the ability to eat what the haves eat, in time they would also become fat like elephants. Or as we say here, fat as a hog.
People talk about increase in lifespan. What is the use of increased lifespan if people have to resort to Drugs, Alcohol and Cigarettes to pull through life.
It would be easy to find countless cases of someone whose life is extended because of legal drugs, and it would be easy to find many cases where these people do good things for other people long after they would have died without these drugs.
Again just another case of the have nots complaining about something they don't have.
Look at your divorce rate
But look at it this way. If they divorce before they have any kids, then i'ts sort of a population control measure.
look at your crime rate[highest percentage of population behind bars] - a culture of sex and violence
But if they're in prison they're not making new little criminals.
a culture of sex and violence - a culture of greed and decadence.
Yeah, aint life grand.