In this century we have made remarkable material progress, but basically we are the same as we were thousands of years ago. Our spiritual needs are still very great. ~Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
Material things only lead you to desire more things. Do things make you happy? They certainly can help but happiness is a choice and you can be happy whether you have things or not. What we actually need are not tangible objects but the things that make our soul shine. Love is what we need, and the beauty of love, the more you give, the more you receive.