It is believed that the happiest and most satisfied people are those who chase after spirituality rather than material wealth. It is a journey where a person connects his or her spirit to that of a sovereign being. However, before a person reaches such a level of desiring spiritual food, they must have gone through moments of testing and ultimately discovery. Modernism is creating more problems in form of finding solutions to prevailing issues (Maugham 65). It is a cycle that each human being will have to go through until when they realise that their solution is in finding God. There is also the issue of having friends who can inspire one towards a fulfilling spiritual life. Such friends have become rare especially with everyone busy at accomplishing something. The most important times where one has to spend with the family have been taken for granted. This is one of the reasons many people are stressed as they lack the human social part of life.
Maugham, W. Somerset. The razor's edge. Random House, 2000.