If you aren’t living in a big house, driving a fleet of cars and sporting the latest stereo system, don’t feel so bad.  According to Peter Whybrow, author of American Mania: When More Is Not Enough, the material road to happiness does not sit well with our 200, 000 years of ‘scarcity-driven evolution’.

The Director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA believes our evolution from an environment which barely satisfied our day to day needs to one of plenty, has left us socially incapable of coping with the modern comforts of affluence and material wealth.

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