I’d like to borrow his phrasing. We exist doing everything, accumulating many things, experiencing the newest things, and the fanciest fads, everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.
from youtube, thanks to mark thoma here:
Forty years ago, Robert F. Kennedy challenged the basic way we measure progress and well-being in America. Today, the Glaser Progress Foundation is raising the same questions through a new medium. The Seattle-based foundation released a new web video marking the anniversary of a famous speech in which Kennedy said the Gross Domestic Product counts “everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.” (emphasis mine)