The mentality of the world is all they see will always be, but this just is not biblical. Times, riches and beauty all come and go and we all have our time in the sun. Our life fades away as the grass and flower which withers, only the word of the Lord endures for all eternity (1 Peter 1:22-25) 22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: 25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
If riches increase we are instructed to not set our heart upon them, and the thought of those who store up riches is that their wealth and house will continue forever (Psalm 49:6-11). The world will praise you when you do well for yourself, but it comes at a cost of forfeiting your salvation which is eternal (Psalm 49:16-20).
May we not love the world more than we do Gods will for our life! (1 John 2:15-17) 15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
The saying there are only two things that are certain in life which is death and taxes, another thing that is certain is unless we seek first the kingdom of God all else will perish with the using. Eternal life in Christ is the only thing thats lasts forever (1 John 5:20) 20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.