Americans are constantly bombarded with the message that you always need more. More money, more success, more things, etc. Those will make you happy. It’s a lie. It’s delayed happiness that rarely ever comes. If you can be content with what you have now, then you might find happiness. You can alway try to improve your situation, but don’t depend on it to make you happy. Enjoy what you currently have. Love, friends, family, work, hobbies, art, food, shelter, whatever brings you joy, etc. Be content. Be thankful.

Many Americans think their opinion is paramount and everyone should agree with them. They get outraged if others disagree. Civility, like contentment, is disappearing in this polarized, selfish, outraged culture we have created. A culture of me instead of we.

Still, there is hope. America can change. But it must happen one heart at a time. When Americans are good, America is good.

Old bones. Young heart. Focusing on a wide variety of creativity. @markstarlin

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