If I assume people are doing what they want to do, I would have to assume most people here Stateside really want to have a nice house, a nice car, a nice boat, a stifling job, live emotionally invulnerable, and be up to their ears in debt.
Give 9/10 people a chance and they’ll jump for these things. I’m not sure if they really want this stuff, or if they have just never been told there are other options.
I know for me it was quite the epiphany several years back when I realized there were other options to pursue something beyond the American Dream. Not only an option, but probably an obligation.
A verse that has haunted me since then is, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” (Luke 12:48)