I agree that it’s natural for us to want things, but what’s not natural (or at least not conducive to sustainable abundance) is children having no concept of “unnecessary stuff”. If children were educated about how buying expensive high tech toys meant that so many other children go hungry, they will be less likely to contribute to such imbalance as they get older.

The long-term solution isn’t going to be applied overnight by teaching a new class to kids, but this is something we need to be thinking about for the long-term. I honestly feel the education should happen at home, with the parents, but I see the inertia going in the other direction — parents are becoming less and less apart of their children’s lives, so the education needs to come from somewhere else.