One thing you cannot get yet is a new body. But science will soon provide us the pinnacle of consumerism. The ability to purchase bespoke organs and body parts.
The question is why? It all seems somewhat out of balance. Unhealthy. Unwise. At some point in the busy consumerist flutter of modern life we have lost the concept of valuing and looking after what we already have.
Your iPhone works well but you want a new one. You relationship is working but you are looking for a better one before you commit.
It is all rather reactive. Not well considered. Mindless. For most of us, who have the luxury of being born in a wealthy country, if we slowed down and enjoyed our life, we might just find we already have most of what we want and need.
If you are a hammer all you see is nails. If you are a consumer all you see are opportunities for consumption. What about anticipation and savoring? Valuing and enjoying? Maintaining? Reflecting on what is already good in our lives?
If we can slow down just enough to smell the roses. To take the time to look at the beauty and joy already present in our lives. Maybe we wouldn't need so many products, pills and quick fixes. We may find we already have gifts far richer. Meaning, love, joy and peace.