How easy is it to over desire and to lose perspective on life?
Perhaps Proverbs 27 can give us some perspective.
Pro 27:23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
Pro 27:24 For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
Pro 27:25 The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.
Pro 27:26 The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
Pro 27:27 And thou shalt have goats’ milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.
This passage would suggest that there is a normal provision that one should work for and make effort to maintain. It suggests that there is a level of sufficiency to which we should be happy. A second item to note, is that man is responsible for the care of his maidens. They are not to be left to their own devices and provision but that there is a responsibility cast. No other world view gives so much compassionate provision and responsibility in behalf of the maidens.