People everywhere are asleep. But people in different locations sleep for different reasons. Conscious wakefulness is lost in big cities, because of excessive stimuli. People are asleep in impoverished areas because of fear and worry. In opulent areas, people are lulled into sleep by glitter, glamour, illusion and excessive desire. As a teacher once said, "Luxury is the cemetery of the spirit. Luxury is akin neither to beauty nor knowledge."