The Economic Collapse Blog has this post on how the U.S. is #1 in those areas, and lists those and other areas in which America is #1. The writer notes,
We have become a slothful, greedy, decadent nation that is exhibiting signs of advanced decay. Until we understand just how bad our problems really are, we won’t be able to come up with the solutions that we need.A lot of people that write articles like this have a deep hatred for America. But that is not the case with me. I love the United States. I love the American people. America is like an aging, bloated rock star that has become addicted to a dozen different drugs. America is a shadow of its former self and it desperately needs to wake up before it plunges into oblivion.
A couple of things that the USA is #1 in are TV-watching and pornography viewing. This is part of the overall trend of America’s dumbing down and social/emotional disconnect over the past century. Rather than viewing something that keeps the mind active, such as books and articles, so many people instead crave their passively vegging in front of the TV, staring and being mesmerized like zombies, and so many people crave looking and staring at porn.
The porn stuff is an escape that sexualizes one’s unmet emotional needs for love and intimate connection with others. In fact, the Economic Collapse Blog writer does mention how many people don’t even say hello to their neighbors anymore. And the USA is #1 in divorces because couples don’t know how to communicate with one another, or they do know how but don’t want to. Couples tend to not share their feelings, thoughts, and views, especially regarding their very relationship itself, and they become detached. Part of this is, as Economic Collapse Blog notes, so much of the population now has become extremely self-absorbed and self-centered. (The worst of it is located in a place that ends in “DC.”)
The writer links to an article on pornography that also mentions that 72% of the porn viewers are men. Many of them are married, obviously, so does that mean that married men (and women) would rather look at pornography than at their spouses? Is this because the U.S. is also #1 in obesity, as the writer states? If one’s spouse is
a fat slob obese, then who wants to look at him or her? I know I don’t.
Now, if you’re
a fat slob obese, and if you have a hard time getting dates, then that might be why, and if you’re married, and your spouse avoids you, then that might be why. So, stop vegging in front of the TV, and get up and do some exercises. Preferably, you ought to exercise in the morning, and make it a regular routine. All you have to do is push-ups and sit-ups, you don’t even need weights or go to the gym. But don’t forget to do stretching before and after your exercises. If you can’t do one push-up or one sit-up, then you have to force yourself to get at least one. When you can do one each morning and then do it easily, then try two, and so on. It’s very important. Going for a long walk once every day is also important.
Another problem with
obese people is their diet. You need to control your eating habits. If you can’t control your eating habits, then that is a sign that your life in general is out of control, and you need to fix that. Perhaps psychotherapy can be helpful. If you yourself are a psychotherapist, then you might need to change careers. Regarding diet, eat a balanced breakfast, a lunch and a dinner. Do not eat between meals. Try to reduce the size of your meals. People tend to put too much food on their plate. (In fact, after the economic collapse, people will probably be forced to reduce their daily food intake and ration and stretch their food.) If you still feel hungry after a meal, then that could be a sign that your digestive system isn’t working very well, and you need to increase your fruits and vegetables intake for those important digestive enzymes and fiber, and add an acidophilus supplement to your vitamins every day. If you have poor posture, then that needs to be corrected, as poor posture negatively affects food digestion.
America’s growth in statism and centralism has coincided over the past century with the increasing status of America as an immediate-gratification society. That goes with how so many people and families have become so irresponsible with their credit cards, home purchases and mortgages, and banks and lenders so irresponsible with their policies and foreclosures, and our politicians — the worst of all of us by far — so irresponsible with spending and debts that involve other people’s money, as they put America into the poorhouse and live high off the hog off the rest of us.
The answers to these problems involve decentralizing the society in general, and becoming more self-controlled and responsible as individuals.