In a recent millennium study of young adults, the question was asked, "What do you hope to achieve in your life-time?" The most common response from them was "money and fame."
In a much earlier Harvard study, which began in 1930 and completed in 2015, 2000 children were randomly selected. They were asked, "In hindsight, what do you consider makes for true happiness, satisfaction and well-being?" Of the 60 who were still living in 2015, 80% answered "Good relationships, as defined by trust, honesty, appreciation, and thoughtfulness."
Which of these two answers do you prefer, the former, looking forward, the latter, looking back?