The Paradox of Fulfilling Desire
It appears inherent in the human condition to strive, to desire a higher state of being (be that financially, spiritually, or whatever.) Why should this be? Acceptance? Something like this. To illuminate my point, let’s talk in terms of young children.
Babies are born with a few basic desires; food, water, comfort and love. Three of these things are largely environmental (food, water and comfort) the fourth, however, is special. The fourth is a connection with someone, anyone at the baby stage, who will care for them.
The relationship between a carer and baby is almost always fraught with stress, caused by the baby, mitigated by the process of their development and their reciprocative love for the carer.