Americans mistake

May 22, 2020 by Joshua
in Nature, Nonjudgment

Americans mistake

entitlement for luxury

comfort and convenience for happiness

effort for misery

flying for adventure

pleasure for emotional reward

upvotes for friendship

social media for community

video games for fun

takeout for culture

cheap for value

volume for quality

test scores for knowledge

etc

and wonder why so many end up addicted to opiates, sugar, etc.

The observation probably applies to many modern cultures, but I’m here in the US, seeing all the garbage by the side of the road—beer cans more than anything else, so they’re drinking and driving.

We can do better.

Garbage and the Statue of Liberty

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