Friday, June 26, 2009

A little ruined . . .

You've Been a Little Ruined by American Culture

Whether you live in the US or not, deep down you're a little American.

And there's nothing wrong with loving American culture, but it may have negative effects on your life.

Slow down and enjoy what you have. Reconnect with life's simple pleasures.

You don't need to be in a consumerist rat race. Life's too short to overwork yourself!


Michelloui said...

Interesting post! I think by moving away from the States, and not being able to afford to go home frequently, I have removed myself from some of this. As I said in my most recent post, moving away from the States has given me a more objective love of my home country. I have gone through the phase of being disgusted by it's bad habits and now I accept the bad things and still love it. But that's much easier living outside the country when I can pick and choose what I receive from it!

When I go home I am amazed by the intense advertising and the shameless consumerism of every holiday, event, and location, but I dont feel it ever ruins my experience and I dont feel I have been ruined by it.

My background in the States was a middle class but not well to do background, raised by a university professor, and we couldn't afford to buy into the consumerism--either financially or in mindset!

Stella Jones said...

I know what you mean! I haven't been here long enough to succumb as yet. However, I have noticed that I have never been more British than when I am in the States. When I go back to England, I find myself making excuses for the Americans' by saying things like 'well, they do it this way because...' never so American than when I am in England. I suppose I'm on the fence, right now.
See, I'm even picking up the accent.
Blessings, Star

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