Read the following passage from page 38:

'Rat race is a perfect name for it,' she said. 'We're always going and going and going, and never asking where. Did you ever hear of having more than you wanted? So that you couldn't want anything else and then started looking for something else to want? It seems like we're always searching for something to satisfy us, and never finding it. Maybe if we could lose our cool we could.' (Hinton, 38)

1. How do you feel about this passage? Do you agree with Cherry? Why or why not? Explain.

2. What do you think we, our society, is searching for to satisfy ourselves?

Really take the time to think about items that we may buy or wish to have in our near or far future? Why might these be important? Why do we want these items? We may also be searching for love, respect, acceptance, etc. (These are questions or ideas to help you decide how you want to answer this question.) You really need to think about your answer. Good luck and take the time to reflect before writing.