There are egads of people who don't give a hoot about anything but their wallets. You know them, the "we want to do the least/spend the least amount possible, just enough to get the house sold" types. You might be one of them. I might be one of them.
Problem is, this mentality has permeated every facet of american thinking. No one seems to give a rats you-know-what about doing something right for the sake of doing it right. How do we fix this?!?!? What has allowed generations of us to adopt this idea? The elderly folks I know made darn sure if their name went on it, it was done right. If it cost too much to do, then chose whether or not it could be done, never how cheap can I do this and make the biggest buck. Now everybody has this idea that we 'deserve' the lowest cost, and no one wants to know that the reason things are cheap and affordable is because they were made on the backs on impoverished peoples. And no one wants to know that the cheap alternative today will give your grand-kids a hell of a time breathing. Don't even bring it up, people don't want to hear how their ignorance is hurtful and sometimes deadly. Maybe this mindset has always been around, maybe somewhere in the 'advance' of humankind it just got easier to do. I loathe the easy button. Yeah, I'm probably a hypocrite. I probably make choices based on convenience and a 'go with the flow' want to keep life tolerable. I hope that I learn the right way though. I really do. And I hope I'm not alone.
I feel better now, thanks for reading. And feel free to pipe in. Or even to tell me where to stick it
edited for crappy spelling