We are a people who increasingly expect near-instant gratification. We can blame computers, but it started well before that. Horse-drawn carriages gave way to automobiles. Traditional ovens were too slow. Enter microwaves. Fax machines took too much effort. Now we have email. Dial-up internet gave way to high-speed Wifi.

We also are a people averse to discomfort. Air conditioning, even cooled or heated car seats, depending on the season, help us to stay at optimum comfort.

This editorial was written by Yvonne Mintz, Editor and Publisher of The Facts.

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