And all my life I had worked hard toward things.
And that sort of reflects on their attitudes toward things.
"It certainly wouldn't be unusual for you, what with your sensitivity toward such things."
Well, that goes some way toward explaining things, of course.
He believes that the faster Americans move, the more they will need to reach toward the earth and growing things.
"It lets me explode the way I feel toward things."
"People were looking a little more toward things that would cause its turning around."
Instead, they seem oriented toward things and even treat themselves as robots.
He's not a person who lives with a lot of vendetta toward things.
He did not need to force any kind of change, only bend his will toward things being exactly as they were.