More money, more problems? It might just be true. Americans today, compared to 55 years ago , own twice as many cars and eat out twice as much per person, but we don't seem to be any happier because of it. Rather than rising levels of well-being, we've seen mounting credit card debt and increasing numbers of self-storage facilities to house the things we compulsively buy. The holidays in particular have become a time when consumer culture comes out in full force.
In a world where we have everything, we are constantly wanting more. More clothes, more technology, more stuff. Why do we need all of this stuff? Most of the time this stuff doesn't bring us full time happiness, it brings us temporary happiness.
They could be dating the most wonderful person in the world, but will drop that partner like a used tissue if someone more attractive finds them interesting. They may not even like the person all that much, but they look good together. Bonus points if said person is wealthy and spends a ridiculous amount of money on them to keep them around.