Many times we continue wandering in the wilderness because we do not desire to go within and clean up the corruption that we have allowed to camp inside, some of us aren't even aware that we are hosting so much pain, but it shows on the outside of us. We aren't meant to remain at a poverty state. If we lack it is only because we are learning how to have and appreciate what we have already obtained. We are at a place of humility and gratitude.
We tend to learn that what we seek on the outside of us is already within, so, we really only seek ourselves through others and experiences. The level of happiness and joy we experience with another is a direct reflection of what we experience with ourselves when no one is around.
We can go through life, merely, just surviving or we can take the risk and get to the other side.
Everyone's view of happiness isn't the same, so we can't expect all of our promise lands to look the same, but we can know that we have a life worth living not just surviving.