I am having trouble with Part 2. I admit it.
I keep getting hung up on this from Stephanie Rosenbloom's article, But Will It Make You Happy?
At the height of the recession in 2008, Wal-Mart Stores realized that consumers were “cocooning” — vacationing in their yards, eating more dinners at home, organizing family game nights. So it responded by grouping items in its stores that would turn any den into an at-home movie theater or transform a backyard into a slice of the Catskills. Wal-Mart wasn’t just selling barbecues and board games. It was selling experiences.
I will come up with the appropriate passage from Thoreau as soon as I am through with the sheer fun of mulling this over.