Instant Gratification U.S.A.

By Online Graduate Programs

Editorial comment

Our warm thanks to Tony Shin for the thought-provoking infographic below.

What kind of culture is compatible with instant gratification? Certainly not one that nurtures spirituality, because a spiritual life requires being still sometimes. Or one that promotes creativity, because prolonged focus and practice are needed for mastery over one’s talents.

In fact a culture of instant gratification is a culture founded on consumerism. The continuous intake of junk food, entertainment, online information, and even book information, appears harmless enough, although it dulls the creative impulse. The habits of our neighbors aren’t our business we tell ourselves, as more and more, all around us, fame gets achieved, not from any accomplishment but by the destruction of the famous or infamous destruction.

Dady Chery, Editor
Haiti Chery


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Dady Chery

About Dady Chery

Dr. Dady Chery is a Haitian-born journalist, playwright, essayist, and poet. She is the author of "We Have Dared to Be Free: Haiti's Struggle Against Occupation." Her broad interests encompass science, culture, and human rights. She writes extensively about Haiti and world issues such as climate change and social justice. Her many contributions to Haitian news include the first proposal that Haiti’s cholera had been imported by the UN, and the first story describing Haiti’s mineral wealth.

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