To believe that if we could have but this or that we would be happy is to suppress the realization that the cause of our unhappiness is in our inadequate and blemished selves. Excessive desire is thus a means of suppressing our sense of worthlessness.
The highest goal to be achieved by any human being is moksha, which means liberation from bondage . Bondage means that state where one always thinks in terms of ‘I’ and ‘mine’. In this state of ‘I’ and ‘mine’ one experiences worries , misery , lack of peace, a feeling of lacking something and a feeling of utter failure or worthlessness.