This chronic deficit of self-acceptance becomes a matter of national deficit and undermines the socio-political independence of our society. Long-term sovereignty of a nation rests with psychological independence of its constituents. A nation of psychologically insecure denizens is at war with itself, and is, thus, divided.
This is a very good article that talks about how our individual drive for more and more has lead to a country with an obsessive need to for bigger, better, faster, smarter and a drive to attain the unattainable. As the individual drive is motivated to fill an emptiness, so is the need of our country. As the article states