So, here goes.
Like so many things about us complex, difficult, and often contradictory humans, we have an ineluctable urge for the perfected, the divine, the absolute. We want our partner of life to be the finest human alive. We want the food we eat to be the very tastiest, most nutritious, and satisfying. We want our entertainments to fill our eyes, our minds, our hearts, and our souls to the brim. We want our work to be not only fulfilling intellectually, but financially, to an extraordinary degree; and we want the clothing we clap on our backs to be flawlessly constructed, perfectly fitted, and sublimely well suited to us.
I know for my own self, that I spend a great deal of time thinking about gratitude, and being effusive about the multiple gifts my life has brought to me. But do I crave other, greater things? Of course I do. Nearly all of us do, in one way or another.
As a snarky side note, it is the last laugh of human reality that the wealthy, and powerful do not have more happiness, or love, only more stuff, which mostly ends up being a burden.