We say it's better to have experienced things. Or example, "it's better to have loved than lost than never to have loved at all". But usually it's said AFTER we've already experienced/had (and sometimes after we've already lost). So naturally, once you experience it, you know how it is and what it does to you and what you could be having now if you haven't lost it. But people who NEVER have had/experienced it doesn't feel your same longing, same feeling of "loss", nor desire. For all we know, they're content. Is their contentment fake just because they haven't experienced otherwise? I don't think so. It's real to them. I think these people are even in a good place (and in some cases, probably even in a better place because they don't feel the need to ask for anything else - they already have all they want). So do would you rather be in a good place and feel you have everything (even if some claim you're missing out on things), OR in a place where you know better and that you know you could have more (except you don't have it).