No, this isn’t a Rolling Stones reference. It’s a reference to Kevin Williamson’s opening line in his National Review piece, On the Outside, Looking Out.
This is the great paradox of our time: in 2017, it has never been easier for us to satisfy our wants, but we seldom have been more dissatisfied.
Indeed. Perhaps because our wants being so easily satisfied, there’s no satisfaction in their satisfaction.
Perhaps because our wants being so easily satisfied, so many of them are so trivial.
Perhaps it’s time to refocus on what’s truly important.