We all want to be happy.  In our culture, many people believe (mistakenly) that having or consuming the right things will make them happy.  

Here is an excerpt from a thoughtful article in Relevant Magazine:

Our desire to get more and more of everything is fed constantly. We find ourselves running in the mode of need it, want it, gotta have it.
But is that truly best for our lives?
Jesus invites us to a better way of living. During Jesus’ 1,000-day ministry, He spent  time teaching a paradoxical truth: that we can actually be happier with less.