I may be a bit old-fasioned, and I don't necessarily believe that's a bad thing. I love my Country, I respect Our President, I served four years in the USAF. I hold the door open for people, give a friendly wave to a stranger, and most importantly listen to those who engage in conversation with me. My perception may indeed be biased by my upbringing in the Northeastern part of the U.S., however, I "travelled" very frequently in the AF, and feel that, in general our most basic foundations are becoming compromised. Granted we live in constantly changing times, however, it seems to me that our fascination with squeezing the lemon of life has become ridiculous. Invented terms like "roadrage," "'fast-food," "New-World customer service," and especially the "Seven-Eleven" approach to life are astounding to me. What's the rush? Knowledge is power, ignorance, which comes without effort, denies many, even if unconsciously. Knowledge is much more difficult to attain, for it changes one's mind often and erases fear. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.