Barbara De Angelis

It is inherent in human consciousness to improve. So there is nothing unique about a people searching for and creating ways to make their life better – all civilizations throughout history have done this. What is unique about us in America is the accelerated rate at which we continually search for novelty and progress.

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It is easy to be mindless in America, because dreaming of and living for a better tomorrow is the American way. … The problem is, in the second half of the twentieth century, we have gotten so good at living for tomorrow that most of us spend very little time in the present.

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When you’re used to getting just a piece of bread for a meal, you don’t realize that you can ask for a plate of pasta. You have never seen a plate of pasta. You don’t even know it exists. So, to ask for it is totally out of your reality. Hopefully, at some point, either someone shows you a plate of pasta, you read about it, or you hear about it enough so that it becomes real, and it’s not just a fantasy anymore, and then you start thinking “Hey, I want that pasta.”

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