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🔗 The lies our culture tells us about what matters -- and a better way to live
July 6, 2019

Something I've felt (and disliked) about American society is our desire to be self-sufficient as individuals. We don't want to share with one another; we want our own and we want it to be better than everyone else's. David Brooks, an op-ed columnist at the New York Times does an amazing job of explaining how this mentality has failed us, and gives advice of what we can do to fix it.

Somewhere in my head is a much longer essay about why I think this is so important, using the American preference of cars over public transit as an example of how we've lost sight of what we can achieve when we band together.