The Dissatisfaction Gene

I heard this line yesterday.  If you are an American, we might be predisposed to The Dissatisfaction Gene.  You can take a look at our history and see that at almost every turn, things happened because someone was dissatisfied.

The dissatisfaction lead to…

– Leaving Europe to find “freedom.”

– A war for independence because we didn’t want to pay taxes.

– A civil war because we couldn’t agree.

– Exploring the frontier because we needed more land.

I could keep going.  As a part of our genetic makeup, we have been predisposed as Americans to just not be happy with whatever it is that we have.  We always want more or bigger or something else.  The grass is always greener on the other side.  Sometimes we talk about it as the American Way.  We’ll celebrate it next week with fireworks, but at the core of this identity is a dissatisfaction gene.

What do you think?  Do you think they have a point?  Is dissatisfaction an American gene?

Next time we’ll explore – the Rebellious Gene – another great American theme.

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