You are right that Americans need to slow down, live in the present, and meditate on what true happiness is. It seems that people are seeking a happiness based on what others have deemed as happy. A busy life, with a stressful job and owning too many gadgets and overall material things are making Americans unhappy. Always being on the go, obsessed with picture perfect bodies, and eating fast convenient food are making Americans unhappy. Instead of enjoying the now, we are always trying to achieve some goal. We have become too consumed with keeping up appearances.