Originally Posted by scott snedeker
My experience living on a commune opened my awareness of a materialistic delerium madness that possesses and dominates so many americans to the point of blindness to the simple joys all around. Even discussing such raises hackles of fear: "Don't threaten my possessions!"
Am I an exception here?
I'm very happy living here in the USA. I love it here. My family, my friends, and all of my loved ones live here. All the memories I've made over my lifetime were made right here. It's my home, and to me it's the greatest place on earth.
I also like the convenience and entertainment that my material possessions provide me. I like my cell phone, my CD player, my DVD player, my microwave oven, and my camcorder. All of these things add to the quality of my life.
But the one material possession that I own that contributes a great deal to my happiness is my computer. My computer is educational, it's entertaining, I can communicate with my friends with it, I can play games on it, I can be informed of current events, and I can express myself on forums like this one with it.
Who else among you who are reading this owns a computer?