For most of human history we’ve had a problem of scarcity. Of food, of shelter, of resources.
Today we have a new problem: Abundance.
There are parts of the world now where our problems no longer stem from not
enough of a resource but too much. Food, alcohol, drugs, entertainment. All available in abundance.
It’s the overconsumption of these things that causes much of the unhappiness in western society.
Restricting consumption and escaping the noise is now more crucial than ever.