R. Dr. Abraham J. Twerski sounds the familiar but still pertinent alert against rampant materialism (link):
Do not get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with enjoying the goods of the world. However, what has happened in the modern world is that pleasure has been equated with happiness and has become the goal in life. Anyone who feels that he/she has not gotten their fair share of pleasure feels cheated, and some people, especially youngsters, turn to drugs to find “happiness.” We should not lose sight of the fact that the goal of life is spiritual rather than physical.