Monday, July 16, 2012

21st Century American Life

Great article about a study of 32 families in LA.

Some pretty depressing observations:
American families are overwhelmed by clutter, too busy to go in their own backyards, rarely eat dinner together even though they claim family meals as a goal, and can’t park their cars in the garage because they’re crammed with non-vehicular stuff.
And in particular:
50 of the 64 parents in our study never stepped outside in the course of about a week 
And this sounds like my mom:
Her children, ages 9, 13, and 17, have largely outgrown the toys, but she can’t bring herself to give them away. “I’m saving them for my grandchildren.” can I be sure to avoid this?

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