• Monica Sim: American Woman

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    Posted on March 19, 2014 by Monica Sim

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    ……….Dramatic, juvenile, naïve, spineless, self-indulgent, gloomy and unsatisfied. Today’s American woman is wrought with extreme emotions in her daily struggle to find happiness in a current world brimming with luxuries, comforts, services, and efficiencies. In fact, it is the availability of such great things in our modern life that has ultimately caused us to be purposeless, restless. In our search for advancing society, we have removed our ability to experience truly satiating happiness. This comes from an understanding of what it is like not to have.

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    She feels entitled and deserving, but is frequently disappointed. When life presents inconveniences, a crash and collapse is the only remedy. This world is far too unfair. How can I ever have it all? She is a walking tragedy.

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    Forget enduring the risk of sacrificing a tender heart to the grips of unrequited love. I will come into this game of love prepared. I will have it figured out. I just need more time to myself before I put myself out there to meet someone. She believes that wanting love will yield love.

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    No work without its reward. “I’ll do it, but what’s in it for me?” is the new prevailing attitude towards work and effort. The journey is no longer the point. Motivation comes from knowing the sweetness of the ensuing payment. She is fleetingly happy.

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    Having spent money, time and effort in perfecting her image and demeanor, the modern woman finds herself confused that these things – widely touted by advertising and media alike to be the necessary factors of a fulfilling life – have not brought her the social success she imagined. She is alone.

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    About The Author: Monica Sim is a graduate student enrolled in the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.


    1 responses to “Monica Sim: American Woman”


    • admin

      A.H. Scott: Wow, great shot. Upon the tiles, she takes a deep breather. American woman rest your eyes, for every day living in America is a glass half-full/half-empty surprise.