We are here to grow and outgrow. Capitalism and Consumerism have sank their teeth into us so deeply that it appears that life has become about mirroring something that society has created - if we don't measure up, we feel like we're not living it right.
I see a lot of Biblical commentary below, and I can't help but to resort to something overlooked in Hebrews. Whoever the author of Hebrews was, whether Paul, or a Jewish Christian who needed to steer a Jewish Church back to the idea of Salvation by grace through faith, is of no consequence. But the author said that Abraham and other Old Testament people were the variety for whom the world was undeserving - that they did not belong here - the world was unfit for them -- NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!
Why we are here is to grow, and grow wise. Lovingkindness and tender compassion is the hallmark of life. Ego, believe it or not, is allowed! Not egotism, but being an EGO is so vital that if one thinks that dismantling it will help you achieve something higher than life, they're mistaken.
We need to learn how to foster a healthy ego, maintain a necessary amount of pride, or be walked over throughout life. In fact, the great EGO is Christ. Sure, he humbled himself, but he was not wimpy dude.
Christianity is the "rub" and the Bible certainly has the answers, but you can't avoid identifying with the world as an individual to live in its words without understanding that a "Godly life" is a reasonable life. I've said it before - "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." "Word" comes from the Greek - LOGOS, or "Logic." Logic leads us to reason, and without Logic, we're doomed. If one sits in repose to reason, then he is engaged in contemplation. The etymology of "contemplation" is not just thinking per se, but means to think about GOD. If God is Logic, as St. John said, then we are most like Him when we are rational, reasonable beings.
Don't let the world decide for you with what society says is important, and don't let traditional Bible teachers get you sidetracked from thinking that Jesus wasn't a trip to hang around. He was the Word that became flesh...imagine what it would be like to sit in the presence of PURE REASON, and then model your judgments after what Christ certainly must have been - reasonable! We're here to reason, so we are also here to God... Here to Reason.
When one reasons through life, it is God with him/her, and they'll find the "Way!"