There are certain core needs that need to be met before we can focus on things that will make us happy. Being in the survival mode doesn’t allow us to pursue happiness. Imagine yourself being thrown into the woods to live only with the clothes on your back. You’d spend all your time looking for food, water, and trying to build a shelter. You’d probably ask yourself “how satisfied am I?” Well, definitely much less than if you were in your air conditioned home with a refrigerator full of food.