While sitting on a bench in a local mall today and watching the people go by it became apparent that there were so many unhappy faces. I have seen people who have had root canals have happier faces. This is supposed to be a time of good cheer and fun. For many its total drudgery. It makes you wonder why ? I suspect part of it the pressure of adding more things on the to do list. This mall is in one of the better areas of the region and it had Christmas music on and was fully decorated. All the things that you would expect to find except many happy faces. The sad part is that people put so much pressure on themselves to buy and purchase things that they forget one big thing. Everything they purchase and even the stores in which they shop will wind up in a landfill one day.