Originally Posted by Shift
You don't have to look very far to see that things could be better. A good example is parents working two jobs to afford things they don't need, while the kids are in daycare ten hours a day. I don't say it's always like that, but in may cases it is. To me, that's backwards. Do they really need two new cars, smartphones, cable, ect? Is it worth letting a daycare raise your kids?
It's not much of a wonder that there are some strange problems in North America. Too many people focused on acquiring things as oppose to enjoying what they have (like their families).
I say this in the most constructive way possible... I see how tenacious you get on these issues and I simply don't care to engage in a sprawling discussion about it. I guess you could say I'd rather spend time with my family than argue on a message board. If that means I lose the debate, that's a consequence I can live with.
As if America is the only place where such things happen. 1st world countries are all like that. You act as if all of America is like that. I don't think I even know ONE person like that. And I live in a part of Florida that is about as consumerist as it gets.
Nothing wrong with tenacity. If you can't take tenacity, then hey.