Life dissatisfaction is one of the most common problems in society in the 21st century. Most people are never satisfied with what they have and want their life to be better, no matter how good it is, always wanting something more or something different; I agree with this statement. Even though these can be completely different people with particular problems, dreams, desires, goals, and some unmet needs, which they try to fill, most people are similar as they are not satisfied with their lives. Consequently, there is a tendency that almost all the population is unhappy in terms of their life.
The principal reason is that a person does not know what he/she wants. The 21st century sets the values of modern society, including status, power, material goods, and sensual pleasures; success replaces happiness and increases consumerism. This results in decreasing the level of well-being of people regarding life satisfaction. For instance, a person is unable to define a goal correctly. It provokes a certain psychological instability, which, in turn, does not allow an individual to enjoy each specific moment in life.
Another argument for increased dissatisfaction is low self-esteem, which characterizes the current society. In this case, people know what they want, but they are afraid that they will not achieve it. Due to feelings of inferiority, it becomes difficult to become perfect in all respects; accordingly, disappointment in such cases is inevitable. This leads to the fact that a person transfers the resulting dissatisfaction with himself/herself to the world.
The opposite side is idealization; people tend to embellish reality; meanwhile, the actual world is far from great. A person facing reality is always unhappy; for instance, the dream vacation in the sea resort is accompanied by noisy neighbors and uncomfortable hotel rooms. However, feelings of dissatisfaction can be recognized as the incentives that make people improve their life; hence, society will not develop without constant discontent and a desire to achieve more.
To sum up, most people are not satisfied with their lives due to several reasons. Nevertheless, it can be considered helpful for a person to be constantly dissatisfied with what he/she has to have sufficient motivation to strive for a better future. Life dissatisfaction should be moderate, not allowing people to fall into all sorts of extremes when they completely unjustifiably begin to consider their life simply terrible and generally meaningless.