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  1. Not exactly. There are a lot of people in the United States who specialize in a very narrow field. Division of labor and all that. They directly strive for this, spend a huge amount of time and effort to become the best in their field. Narrow specialization also narrows your horizons. There is simply no time to waste on general knowledge in other disciplines. That is, they can really seem superficial in them. But in their professional field, many of them are experts.

  2. In Eric Byrne's book ” Games that People Play. People who play games ” there is such a phrase: Whatever people say, they talk about money. Whatever people want from you, they want your money.

    Making money is far from a superficial interest, but a rather complex activity.

    You can earn money in different ways. You can paint fences, you can search for gold with a metal detector, you can work as an IT specialist, builder or actor.

    And you can not think about money and live like Van Gogh on subsidies from his brother and do what you like.

    Why do you think that the first thing is lack of spirituality, and sitting on the neck of relatives is good?

  3. Just recently, El Camino, a movie based on the TV series “Breaking Bad”, was released.
    The goal of the heroes of the series is to earn money. It seems simple, as the author pointed out in the question.
    And in the end – the most gorgeous deep drama and tragedy. And so it is in everything. Making money on the stock exchange turned into a crash and Depression, which in turn affected the culture and depth of human experience. The problem of the “rust belt”, which used to bring money, and now has become the electorate of the president of a new type. And so on and so forth.

    It is clear that Americans are not fools, and would not mind making a lot of money without too much reflection (like any normal people), but life makes its own adjustments and does not allow the fate of these people to be simple.

  4. No, of course not. By the way, in the United States, everything is pretty good with spirituality, which is expressed quite freely, even in some places too freely and defiantly. So in creativity, any musical pagan gang has the right to sing tracks in the spirit of-fuck system! or about Satan. In Iran, all directions in the music of heavy heavy metal are constantly banned. There, this sector of music is completely crushed and practically does not exist. At the same time, in the United States there are quite interesting genres in music such as tribal ambient or etno ambient, where there is a characteristic rhythmic sound of drums and then electronic orangery, while it can be either in the spirit of American Indian shamans, Indian motifs, or Slavic in general. These genres have already existed since the 60s, all this is in the USA, and there are a lot of creatively gifted rich musicians.�

    And if we talk not about art, but about religion, then in the United States there are no problems with this. In general, there are even fewer atheists in the United States than in our country. There, approximately 80% of people are believers, representatives of various religions. By and large, there are not many atheists there. So there is the “Orthodox Church in America”, all sorts of UFO religions, all sorts of alternative neo-pagan teachings, a kind of melting pot. Of course, the vast majority of people there are Christians.

    The US government does not maintain official statistics on religion. By data “World book CIA fact” in 2018: 46,5 % of the U.S. population — Protestants, 20.8% and Catholics, of 1.6% Mormonism, 0.9% members of other Christian denominations, 1,9 % — Jews, 0,9 % — Muslims, is 0.8% Jehovah's witnesses, 0,7% is Buddhist, 0.7 per cent Hindus, 1,8 % — other, 22,8 % — not related to any religious group

    “The number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow rapidly. One-fifth of the “American public — — a third of adults under the age of 30-today” deny religion; this is the highest percentage at the Pew Research Center than ” ever.” In the last five years, the number of people who do not identify themselves as “religious” has increased from about 15% to 20% of all adult ” Americans. The ranks of these people currently include more than 13 million people who call themselves atheists and / or agnostics (about 6 % of the US population), as well as nearly 33 million people who say they have no particular religious affiliation (14 % of the US population).”

    I wouldn't say that 14% is too much. So the United States is quite a religious country, the question is: will you consider it spiritual? “to you.”

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