24 Facts That Prove That America Is A Nation Of Slobs
What would our founders say if they could see us now? Americans like to believe that the rest of the world looks up to us, but the truth is that the rest of the world is laughing at us. It may be very difficult for us to admit, but the reality is that America has become a nation of slobs. And I am not just talking about being overweight. Today, Americans are physical, mental, emotional, moral, financial and political slobs. We are addicted to entertainment, we are addicted to shopping, we are addicted to food, we are addicted to prescription drugs, and we are addicted to anything else that gives us the pleasure that we crave. We allow our televisions to do our thinking for us and our families are falling apart. Our lives center around pleasing ourselves, and we have become one of the most narcissistic societies in the history of the world. We are like a middle-aged man that has totally let himself go. You know the guy who shows up for an important event in sandals, sweatpants and a stained t-shirt? That is us. We are only a shadow of what we once were as a nation, and we desperately need to change course.
So what is the solution?
Well, just like any addict, the first thing that we need to do is to admit that there is a problem. Until we admit how dramatically we have fallen, we are never going to be ready to make the changes that are necessary.
And yes, we have fallen a long, long way as a country.
The following are 24 facts that prove that America is a nation of slobs….
#2 Back in 1962, only 13 percent of all Americans were obese.
#3 Medical costs related to obesity in the United States are estimated to be approximately $147 billion a year.
#5 The average American family purchases 200 pounds of meat per family member each year.
#6 Large numbers of cows that are killed for hamburger meat in America stand ankle-deep in their own manure all day long.
#7 The average American watches 28 hours of television every week.
#8 U.S. corporations sell more fast food and more soda than anyone else in the world by a very wide margin.
#9 The average American drinks more than 600 sodas every single year. That is by far the most in the world.
#10 Of all the major industrialized nations, America is the most obese. Mexico is in second place.