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Recent studies have shown that Australia is in the top ten highest income earning countries in the world and the living conditions are among the best in the world. However, Australia is also reported to have some of the highest personal debt levels globally, and is one of the most depressed and anxious countries in the world. Could these be correlated? The more we have, the less satisfied we are and the more we seem to want. Could this be a result of our marketing saturated and increasingly materialistic culture which influences how we view happiness and satisfaction in life? If we are truly honest with ourselves, there always seems to be something we are striving for and in want of, keeping us in a never-ending cycle of discontent, deferring our happiness to when we obtain this or that, so to speak. When will enough be enough? This topic explores the challenge of learning to be content and grateful in the midst of what society tells us will offer fulfilment and also reminds us to maintain a healthy perspective in comparison to how majority of the world live.