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[[American Individualism]] has led to our entrepreneur obsession, and is going to make life very hard for the rapidly growing 70+ population.
Recent experiences with my grandmother getting older also made me pay more attention to the [[American Individualism]] obsession. As we get older, we slowly become more dependent. In a more community focused environment, people are much more accepting of help from others. In an individual focused environment, people get embarrassed, upset, and frustrated when they can't operate their lives entirely on their own.
- After a great car ride last week with [[Justin Mehler]], I wrote down some of our thoughts about [[The New American Dream]] on [[2020-12-15]]. I compare some of his new ideas to those I write about in my notes on [[American Individualism]]. All in all, it was a great conversation, and I think we'll be talking about those topics more in the future.
- Daniel quickly points out how this attitude is starkly different from the focus on [[American Individualism]] I've written about recently. Americans are all about extremes. We want everything bigger and better. We respect those who work extreme hours. We heavily identify with our country leading the gold medal count at the Olympics. We eat a lot. In every facet of life, we are extreme.
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