Why is life in America so boring and depressing ?

I recently traveled to various nations in different continents and I was blown away by how people's day to day life in those nations seemed so much happier and more exciting than those of us who live in the US. There weren't many fancy things or fancy electronics, but they had fun regardless. Now that... show more I recently traveled to various nations in different continents and I was blown away by how people's day to day life in those nations seemed so much happier and more exciting than those of us who live in the US. There weren't many fancy things or fancy electronics, but they had fun regardless. Now that i'm back in the US, i've became highly aware that life in the US is a bit dull. Everything is the same routine. Most stores are the same (replicas), you don't see people on the sidewalks, people are to themselves, most places close around 9pm...etc... it is just overall boring. Am i the only one who's noticed this? I have seen most of the continental US, btw.
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