This world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness is something that is not good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had then why on earth would we want more?
How do they sell anti-aging moisturizers? By make people worry about aging. How do they get people to vote for a certain political party? By making them worry about immigration. How do thy get people to buy insurance? By making them worry about all the different things that can go wrong. How do you get them to have plastic surgery? By highlighting their physical flaws. How do you get them to watch a certain TV show? By making them worry about missing out. How do you get them to buy new smart phones? By making them feel like they are being left behind or that they are not going to fit in.
To become happy is kind of a revolutionary act. To be happy with our own non-upgraded existence, to be comfortable with our messy, human selves is simply not good for business.