When Leonardo DiCaprio won his second Golden Globe for best actor in the film the Wolf of Wall Street, he said it “put the very fabric of our culture” up on screen. I cringed when I heard this. The Wolf of Wall Street is a great film but why do people really go to see it? Is it because they have an interest in the world of finance? Or because of all the wild scenes depicting the out-of-control partying and drug use? Men I know who’ve seen it (and some have seen it multiple times) like it because “the girls are really hot.” In essence, the film is the male equivalent of a chick-flick for for guys, um… you can fill in the rest. Yet to refer to it as the fabric of our culture kind of frightens me. One of the endearing things about Latin America is the deep sense of culture and tradition which influence many aspects of daily life. We lose that living in America. What is our culture? There is no religion in schools any more, no sense of being held to a higher standard. It’s one big free-for-all, where people are busy trying to make as much money as quickly as they can, by any means, regardless of the consequences. If greed and extreme narcissism are the true fabric of our culture then we need to reconsider our culture, that is, if one exists.