The Quest for More

“If our wants are insatiable, there is simply no such thing as enough.”​—A Worldwatch Institute report.

“WHAT do we want? Everything. When do we want it? Now.” This slogan was popular among some college students during the 1960’s. Today, these exact words may not be heard, but the basic tenet has remained. Indeed, the quest for more seems to be a hallmark of our era.

For many, the acquisition of wealth and possessions has become a priority. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter once said: “Human identity is no longer defined by what one does but by what one owns.” Are there more important values than possessions? If so, what are they, and what benefits will they provide?