I don't want it to be this way, but I just don't understand that aspect of my country. I never have. Now, I'm no saint - I've wandered my share of malls, eaten my share of fast food. But I have never, ever been even remotely comfortable with America's mass consumption culture. And now, when I go back, I feel like a foreigner, like a visitor in a country run by a dictatorship.
Perhaps, if you've never been to the States, you may question the media reports. Can Americans really be that rabid about consuming stuff?
The answer is simple. Yes. Yes they are. Absolutely and without question.