We are shifting from a global culture of consumers, whether for material wealth or power or spiritual states, to a culture of contribution.
When it is easy to make money just by buying a house and waiting, there is not much incentive to look deeper into yourself -- to find out what you were born to give, what your unique talents are.
It often happens in life that you knew something could have gone better. A job interview, a date, a public talk. And then sometimes it happens that things just flow.