Looking at an example of a person caught in the woods when a blizzard rushes into the area, the person is wearing no winter clothing. Within ten minutes it is snowing, freezing, and raining. Just before hyperthermia becomes detrimental, the person spots a cabin. The resident bring the almost frozen person inside, and gives him food and warm, dry clothing. The truth is that the almost frozen person becomes very happy.
The lie is that twice or ten times more material stuff shall make him twice or ten times more happier. The biblical scripture says that it is more blessed to give than to receive. We are taught to hoard material stuff including money, but is this part of the way God designed us to be? From my experience, giving excess to others that are in need generates more happiness while hoarding and ignoring others needs lead to happiness dying.
It appears to me that life is supported by the material, but life itself is very different from the material universe. This belief correlates to the spiritual being the key to happiness. Constant attention to our spiritual life breaks the bounds of the material, and extends into the heavens.
Science is thought of today as having the ultimate truth, but science is a story being told along with progressive stories being told about life as we develop our knowledge of this existence. Optimum experience is a consciousness whereas our spirituality is the supreme being. The biblical scriptures speaks of this phenomenon, and many experts have expectations that science shall eventually help prove this truth that our spirituality is our main purpose in this world, and not the material stuff.
2 John 2:16
because all that is in the world (the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the arrogance produced by material possessions) is not from the Father, but is from the world.
For I long to see you, so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you,
For we know that the law is spiritual—but I am unspiritual, sold into slavery to sin