The things of this earth occupy our minds, particulary to the point that it absorbs us, and distracts us from our purpose. To every man there is a purpose, that is to know The Lord Jesus and seek His word and understand that He is in us and we are in Him. That is our purpose. Not some unobtainable earthly goal, but rather to be more like Christ and to honor Him in this way. Know this, you will enjoy unspeakable riches if and when you do this, nothing can quench your thirst for the good life here on earth and beyond than to know The Lord Jesus and live according to His purpose!