But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. (James 1:10)
If you grew up in the 60's (or were alive and relatively alert), there is a folk song that still holds it's lesson long into the "now generation". We, as a society, tend to repeat what our predecessors did, without learning from it. In a time when young adults rebelled and we were fighting a war in which we had no claim to stake, the song resonated the reality of the foolishness that seems to find it's way into every generation.
During that time period, an American Indian paddled his canoe through polluted waters, the miniature integrated circuit (or chip) made it's way onto the scene, every woman wanted to be blonde and many believed that God was dead. In fifty years, you'd think we would have learned something!
What is it you strive for in your life today? Is it financial security, wealth, happiness, property, "things"??? All of this will pass away.
Riches mean nothing to our heavenly Father. Our true "wealth" comes by developing a spiritual life, not our financial assets. God concerns himself only with that which lasts - wealth does not last. Why, then, if it's unimportant to God, do we tend to place such a high importance on it and envy and idolize those who have it?
Take a lesson from what others fail to...lift your eyes to the heavens and praise God for his graciousness! All that he gives to you is all that you need. There is nothing to "want" for if your heart and soul are set on him! Focus on getting your "house" in order. Set your sights on the treasures of heaven. Those things WILL last!