How did america change inner-directed to other-directed through years?
I think that greater specificity is needed in the question. There certainly is a balance between America being an "inner- directed" nation to an "other- directed" nation. Yet, there are different elements that guide such a pivot and specifying the years or time period would be essential in this process. For example, the late 1950s and 1960s represented such a time period where this shift was evident, according to a work entitled The Lonely Crowd:
The book's subject was nothing less than a sea change in American character: as America was moving from a society governed by the imperative of production...
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