Thank you for this essay, laying it all out. I would only add that education from the get-go should be about all the things they don’t teach in school, as in living a mindful existence based on gratitude versus want. Being able to identify the true sources of “desire” in all its forms.
Funny how in the U.S. nobody “has time for anything,” and yeah of course, we’ve got too much on our plate to make room for the things that matter. I recently saw a commercial for a “healthy” snack bar to eat “on the go” for that busy, cute young millennial woman. Hon, if you’re “too busy” to make yourself a decent meal because you are slaving over a job that consumes your life and you can’t prioritize your own health, then that “snack” is your death wish. I’m onto that advertiser. That’s not real busy, that’s fabricated busy. And there is *nothing* healthy about that. If we look closely at food advertising, very little of it focuses on mindful eating.