Thank you. Your experiences in Japan must be fascinating.
I agree with you, Greg F. has been hitting them out of the park on several threads in the last couple of days - very thought-provoking posts. I hadn’t thought of my typical suburban life as “hedonistic,” but it’s true we’re very happy, and we have everything anyone could reasonably desire. (Except a new washing machine, and I’m getting that at the after-Christmas sales.)
My husband has a good job that pays the bills, and there’s enough time for both of us to be Scout leaders and competitive runners, and have lots of time with our children.