The main cause of all human problems and difficulties is the general tendency
to care only, or almost only, about material, transitory things,
for then of course one becomes superficial and empty,
Another cause is that, as Chuck Palahniuk pointed out, that:
Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions.
Their stories resolved. Their messes cleaned up.
Because what would they have left?
Just the big scary unknown.
Why is the unknown scary to so many?
It is actually something WONDERFUL!