It would not be fair for American people to say, “I live in the states,” if they think that the rest of us don’t also experience a variety of states in our lives. They certainly have no claim on the state of insanity, for instance, because we all have the basic human right to be insane at times. Where do you think the phrase, “madly in love,” comes from? They would be in a state of delusion if that’s what they thought, which would put the rest of us into a state of discontent. My own natural state of heightened self-awareness allows me to detect that this dialogue has begun a state of decline, so I will end it before anyone claims that I have thrust him into a state of agony.