Everything’s Amazing And Nobody’s Happy [npr.org]
So, what is our problem? We fly through the air and complain about the food. We project our thoughts around the globe almost instantaneously and then complain about a one-second lag. We live in age of miracles. We live with machines that can look painlessly inside us if we get sick and medicines that can heal us from things that were deadly a century ago. We should be amazed ALL THE TIME! We should be freaking out in wonder, marveling at the view from 30,000 feet and the wirelessly connected supercomputers we’re carrying in our pockets. (Apologies to Louis CK; see the video at the end of this post.)
But we’re not.