Why not base our culture on an authentic boutique instead of a convenience super store?
Our modern culture is similar to shopping for commodities.
Shoppers fling items, hop from one section to another, show bad behavior and bad attitude. Everything is commoditized. If you don't like something, there is another one nearby. There is an illusion of choice, and a line of almost similar things for you to try. You will be tempted by slick ads, flashy signs, and smiling salespeople. The final decision is arbitrary, even though we think it is rational. There is no joy.
What type of personality do we develop from this experience?