Buying big houses and polluting cars, sending our kids to expensive colleges, filling our lives with plastic crap, burdening ourselves with debt - it's what we do now. The American Dream suggests we hold the objects of comfort above all else. House in the suburbs with a double garage and a pool. These things are a trap. Mortgages, leases, and maintenance bills keep us chained to our desks or immediately dissatisfied with our meaningless stuff. Comfort is not the way to happiness. Comfort is a slow and painful death. Meaningful work, purpose, and creativity is what makes a life worth living. Nobody every wishes for a bigger car on the death bed.