Human beings have always had difficulty prioritizing, the things we want vs things we need. Look at our perception of the beauty of flowers.
A lot of times, fashion tries to replicate this beauty of nature. But how can something as transient as fashion trends compare with the vulnerable beauty of a blooming flower? But in our lives, that's what we chase, we chase the fashion trends and miss out on the beauty of the nature all around us.
The thing is what we want, do we want to enrich our lives by understanding this beauty and cherishing it or running behind the momentary joys of our consumeristic lives.