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America -- a competitive, dog-eat-dog world


   How do I see modern America?  I see a competitive, dog-eat-dog 
   world with everyone on a treadmill, worried about keeping their 
   jobs, hustling.  It is a rat race that no-one likes.  Everyone 
   is in harness and thinks there is no alternative.  It is like a 
   game of musical chairs with everyone scurrying and scrambling 
   so as not to be "last man out".  I see everyone pushing and 
   shoving in order to get a place at the table or to hold the 
   place they already have.  Everyone lives in insecurity and 
   fear.  Just to get into the race you have to invest a great 
   deal of effort in the form of studying in school.  The 
   increasingly technical nature of the society makes the 
   schooling required more and more technical and difficult.  It 
   is a rat race just to get into the rat race.  People are valued 
   according to how successful they are in this rat race and those 
   who find themselves left behind end up with emotional problems 
   arising from low self-esteem.  I see a lot of unhappy people.  
   I don't like the looks of what I see. 


   Apr 1996




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