The Two Things Missing From Most American’s Daily Lives? Americans have always been pushing and racing to prosperity. The two things missing from most American lives: Peace Contentment Peace with who we are. Contentment with what we have. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.