There is a great reality in human life of a sense of the meaninglessness or loss. The reality is that we perceive some thing good in the world and we think that it will make us happy.
We often wish for good things and they are good in themselves. But often the do not satisfy us because we wish these things to satisfy desires they were never meant to satisfy a spiritual void.
A great deficiency of consumerism is that the items are for non essential use. While consumer products are often very nice they cannot fill a deficiency of a spiritual nature.
Sometimes people will try to fill deficiencies with attempting accomplishments, or over eating, or family, or food, ect.
The reality is that there are many issues in life that are only solvable through meeting Jesus face to face in the bible.