Until the One who is fully satisfying has succeeded in capturing our heart and mind, our imagination, independence remains fully ensconced. And until that scenario changes, the choices we make will continue produce the misery we long to escape as individuals. Sounds like insanity to me. And that insanity leaves us looking at simplicity and rest as if they are manifestations of "missing out" and "being irresponsible/none productive".
Jacques Ellul frames the insanity so well in so much of what he writes. Here is a revisit of one such example
"And we must take account of the fact that every work of liberation (the process of freeing us) is in fact destructive of the evil environment. And that which assures his liberty is felt by Man as a frightful personal offense. "How can God who is good permit…?" In uttering this phrase so frequently, Man does not envisage for a minute, first of all, that the evil deed is most often the result of the liberty that God allows to Man and of the independence and autonomy that man has seized over against God. Man is responsible for what is done (and he has wished it), but he protests against God for what is done. In short, he would demand that God mechanize him and take his liberty from him."
And Bono sings of the confused state we are left in until our day of liberation becomes a realty...a reality we must walk into. The invitation to come out of the madness is being whispered to us in every passing moment. We are the ones responsible for what is done (and we have wished it)