As Americans we are in love with the idea of being first. Many of us want to be first with the newest smart phone, have the newest clothing styles vehicles and house hold gadgets. We’re apparently also excited to be the first to have tickets for the newest blockbuster movie. During the first 24 hours of advanced ticket sales for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” this week,, more tickets were sold than any first day total for any of the other Star Wars films. In fact the total has been eclipsed only one other time in history and that was for the movie Avengers: End Game. I’m thinking that as a people we are so tired of the bickering and drudgery that fills many of our lives that we are looking for any kind of diversion even if we have to wait until the new Star Wars film comes out 5 days prior to Christmas this year. As for me, I want lots of other people to buy the latest gadgets so all of the bugs are worked out before I spend my cash for them. As for the new Star Wars movie if it becomes the first I’ve sat through in it’s entirety, it will be when it reaches Netflix. That’s the way I see it.