The real treasure in life is that it is continuous growth. We are not stagnant beings and the more enlightened we become,the more positive energy we possess, the more we have to give the world we inhabit.
One of the more pressing challenges we face is dealing with our aging infrastructure. We keep ignoring it, which will prove to be a big mistake. Our future depends on having adequate infrastructure to support the technological shift we find ourselves in. If we don't address this issue so, we're looking economic collapse at worst, or one giant leap backwards at best.