So if you are anything like me, you have a “to do” list a mile long and you feel a sense of accomplishment every time you cross something off and lament what just keeps moving forward from one day to the next with no end in sight.
My general impression is that these lists and systems are what keep us Americans afloat and stop us from turning into a puddle of emoticons at the end of each multi-tasking day. And so, we have a pyramid for our food choices, a catalog for our library books, a “feng shui” for our rooms, and a store for our Containers.
But at the macro-level, according to a new Harris Poll, the majority of us rate almost every system in American life as fair/poor. We are decidedly un-impressed by our:
- System of government (57%)
- Legal system (63%)
- Health care system (67%)
- Economic system (68%)
- Political system (72%)
In each case, I’m not sure which system we would like better (or even if we could find any collective agreement), but luckily we rate our “TV, movies and entertainment” highly so we can get our mind off perfecting all that other stuff.