Answer: If they can get pleasure, let them live the way they are. The Creator gradually develops a person’s egoistic senses until he realizes that his existence is insignificant, temporary, and does not carry any meaning.
The wisdom of Kabbalah doesn’t appeal to people who are still fulfilled with physical pleasures. On the contrary, the Kabbalists hid it for many years until we reached the “edge” in the framework of the general world crisis, which only now is beginning to develop significantly.
The crisis leads us to a state in which we need to answer the question about the meaning of life. Without it nobody would want to exist: Either give me the answer to this question, or I’ll kill myself.
The person will feel the finiteness, the limitation, the nothingness of all of the passing physical fulfillments, so much so that he will not want anything, even if a tremendous pleasure is “shining” in front of him.
The reason that people are becoming depressed and need drugs is because they don’t want to deal with this state of emptiness and reception of pleasure, reception of pleasure and emptiness. They don’t see any ultimate meaning in this. They prefer to inject themselves with something and shut down.
Our development doesn’t permit us to live like a little child who constantly enjoys various empty things. So we have reached a state in which the wisdom of Kabbalah is beginning to be unfold to humanity.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 2/21/16