Who we are and how we behave has more to do with our connectedness then we thought. This was one of the themes of the new documentary movie titled " I AM". It was very powerful to see the science behind how and why cooperation is more beneficial to our survival then competition. They called our obsession with bigger, better, more as a Mental Illness. I don't know if I would go that far but I would say that it can drive you to think your crazy. Are we too driven by competition and materialism? Does more things really make you happier and secure? I like nice things and the comfort they afford but I can't indulge in those things peacefully when I know someone is going hungry down the road. How many people could we assist if we only consumed what we need and nothing more. I would be skinny. Some of us wouldn't be in debt. We would be satisfied with what we had and nothing more. When we get this utopia please wake me and let me know.