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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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Gayathri

Well, I am not an American. But as an Indian I could relate to most of your concerns. We are too often stuck in the idealistic goals that we do not see what are going through in our daily life. We are so proud of our great old times that we don't realize we haven't created anything great yet!

Laura

To build on what you wrote, I think it's essential to care about the "greater good" and care about things larger than just yourself, your immediate family, and the time span of your own lifetime. A lot of these things can only be expected once the basic needs of a person are met -- I'm thinking of Maslow's hierarchy here -- someone who doesn't have his or her basic needs met isn't usually going to have the bandwidth to care about bigger picture items.

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