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Americans Are Never Satisfied

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Kyle Leisering Miller - 3 11 AP English 3 March 2009 The Most Selfish and Greediest Country in the World I want that shirt! I want those shoes! I want that property! This is the American way, wine and demand to get what we want, and the list is endless. Americans, being part of the richest nation in the world, are never satisfied. It would make sense that being rich would mean needing less than others, but it only makes us greedier. Stats such as ninety-three percent of teenage girls saying that shopping is their favorite pastime show how eager and brainwashed our society has become (Source E). Our idea of the "American Dream" has turned from the pursuit of happiness to the pursuit of money. ...read more.


they are never content with what they have. Now, some may bring up the point, "What about the parents who spend time with their kids?" but they may not know how rare this actually is. In connection with the statistic on teenage girls and shopping, the average working women plays with her children forty minutes a week and shops six hours (Source E). This means that a mother only spares about six minutes each day to build models with her son or play dolls with her daughter; and they often complain about their sacrifice? In connection with that, from the same document, it is stated that Americans base our entire lives off the idea of "just a little bit more." ...read more.


We said that we would stay out of Florida if they will keep out of our territory, but this was while we were weaker nation than others. As we became stronger and more confident, naturally the American way, we wanted "just a little bit more." So we went against the treaty that we had thought of and were so persistent to see signed. This was done all because we, the United States of America, are greedier and unsatisfied than anyone else in the world. Therefore, no matter what we have as Americans, especially the wealthier people among us, we will never stop wanting more. It has gotten to the point where we want these objects, jobs or land only because we do not have it and so someone else cannot obtain it. This country and its people will never be satisfied as long as there is more to pursue and it can be purchased with money. ...read more.

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