My friend Rob, who is Still in Japan, posted this article from the Washington Post.
What a profound experiment! It is unfortunate that it turned out the way it did. However, honestly, I am not terribly surprised at the dismal reflection on American society/culture. We really are too much of a head down, go go go, no time time to chat, places to go, people to see, fast-paced, instant gratification society. To say that we typically have our priorities in the wrong place could spawn more sidebar tangents then I care to engage in here, but I am going to say it anyway.
"We typically have our priorities in the wrong place".
The sad thing about it is, you probably aren't going to get us to change - at least not for the better...