We don't practice self-control. And in modern society there's no pressure to. No one's held accountable for their actions anymore. If you get addicted to anything it's not your fault, you're a victim. Your parents didn't raise you right, or your gym teacher bruised your self-esteem in second grade. It's always somebody else's fault.
There are 3 parts which the human composed with it, and it suppose to be a combination in regularity between these 3 parts, which i mean the SPIRIT the MATERIAL and the MIND. people getting addicted to materialistic lust because they focus more on making the MIND and the SPIRIT working for their MATERIAL ( i mean for their outside and for their SUPERFICIAL parts) and it is related to money as first need for everything even for happiness, and it is wrong because all these parts that i mentioned above must be balanced and must be working to create a stable personality which help to find the right way of dealing with everything around of us and for facing life troubles strongly and achieve our wishes. SPIRIT: for faith and emotions. MIND: for thoughts. MATERIALS : for tools.