Underneath the tree are things, bright things, new things, things we have not had before, things that are better than those we had last year and not as good as we those will have next, more things than we have before and less than we will in the future, things with more power, brighter lights, things that are taller, stronger, faster.

These things will make us better, prettier, smarter better, thinner, more lovable, able to leap tall buildings. We will be better than we were before and not as good as we shall be. We know that life has improved because we make more things than we did before and that we are greater than other nations because we make more things than they do and will make more thing than anyone has even made before. We will make more things next year so we can buy more things so that we can be even better and be able to make and buy more things.

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