Dan Gilbert in Wandering Mind Is a Sign of Unhappiness, New York Times
I think this is 100% true for me. I came to Spain hoping a change of location would be just the thing, but I may as well be alone in a tent somewhere in Antarctica. Nothing really changed.
Where is my mind?
Americans have always had a strange attitude toward vacations. We think they’re a good thing — almost a virtuous thing. Expanding horizons, bonding with the family and all that. But we don’t take very many of them.
Europeans have gotten way more time off for decades — just go over there and look this month. Nobody’s home.