Here is something I've been noticing for a while now. The world of human beings is over-saturated with a multitude of experiences, sensations, and impressions, but at the same time it seems like everything has lost its flavor.
What seems to be a contradiction is actually very logical. It's like with little kids. When a child has a couple of simple toys, he appreciates and remembers them. He also has more time to explore the real, natural world and learn from it. But as soon as you surround that child with hundreds of toys and other entertainment and keep bringing more and more, he lives in the world saturated with variety that now becomes flavorless. So what if all these toys you buy are super-colorful and entertaining? So what if they are designed to help your child develop? The more noisy they are, the more colorful they are, the more you fill up the space with all this JUNK, the less interested that child will be. Every new toy you bring will get his attention for mere minutes. Then it will take its place on the shelf or in a drawer. Your home is cluttered, the child is bored or hysterical, or he just doesn't care.