"We do this with food, music, beliefs, relationships and therapeutic hours," he said. "We consume them all. Use them to fill the void. And in some cases, it helps — hungry people need to eat."
But what they fail to realize, he said, is it isn't what they don't have that makes them unhappy, but what they don't do.
For example, while studies show that the level of well-being and life satisfaction correlates with religion, 20-somethings are the least likely to attend church or seek out volunteer opportunities.