Let’s suppose, for a minute, that life is like a triangle. Most important on the bottom, least important on the top. Let’s arrange the triangle like this: (bottom Up)
Our happiness will arrive when the blocks are all complete.
So we attend to the material; I’ll be happy when I get enough stuff.
I’ll be happy when I finish my schooling,
I’ll be happy when I drop all this weight.
Then we discover, (usually late in life), that having wealth, being thin, and all that schooling leaves us unfulfilled.
So now what?