What road are you on?
Where are you going?
Are you really where you want to be?
Some may read these questions and say, 'Heck no, I'm definitely not happy with where I'm at'. But my guess is that most of us naturally think, 'Sure, I'm about where I should be. I'm making the best of my circumstances. I don't really have many options anyway.'
It's kind of like the person who doesn't really like their job, or their boyfriend/girlfriend, but thinks, 'There's probably nothing out there any better for me anyway. Besides, why take a chance on losing what I've got just to chase after a hope or an ideal.' They settle.
It's so easy in America to settle into a decent job, have all the necessities and a few luxuries, and think 'this is it, I'm secure, life is smooth'. Cautious and/or lazy and/or apathetic.
No adventure, no risk, no daring greatly.
"Complacency is the deadly enemy of spiritual progress. The contented soul is the stagnant soul." The Size of the Soul, A.W. Tozer