People tend to make wrong use of their resources. There is of course the case where these resources are scarce and the opposite version when they are endless. In both cases people put themselves under threat by doing so, even if the aftermath isn’t exactly the same.
Scarcity often makes people desperate. Opulence makes them greedy (and soft).
I heard before some years a yogi’s criticism to our western habits and mindset and I may say he had a point…or two…or three…
I still recall his words: Be prudent, suppress your appetite, enjoy but not consume without measure, love your body but treat it properly, don’t let it be lazy…and don’t pamper it a lot..
It also reminds me the idea of an ancient greek historian of treating always your body like a war horse, always ready to march/gallop.
I believe that both are right. Even though we have almost everything at our disposal, the wise one is this person who has self control, otherwise gluttony is an imminent threat.
People who eat less live more and better. People who sweat keep their muscles active, avoid injuries and excrete toxins. People who control their weight tend to be more appealing and have self esteem.
Training is a must if you want to keep your body tight and functional. Prudent nutrition is a must if you want to fuel it up right. Controlled appetite is not only a right path for feeding yourself but more significantly a philosophy to approach you whole life.
In a different case the access to a plenty of resources and their compulsive over-consumption just makes us victims of our success.