Miner's piece provides satirical insight (much like Jonathan's Swift's piece on solving Irish poverty and large population) on theAmerican society in order to demonstrate the ridiculousness of the daily rituals that rule our lives. The first point that I agree with is the need for our bodies to be "perfect" in order to attract friends and mates. He says that the Nacirema "perform a mouth-rite" everyday because the mouth is the source of all things good and evil (kissing, talking, eating, decay...) and it is true - everything that we do involves our mouths. He then goes on to talk about our need to stay young. I believe that our society has grown into a massive team searching for the fountain of youth using creams, pastes, masks, surgeries, and so forth.
As a naturalist, I immediately felt pain while reading this for those that stress so hard on appearance, rather than living life as humbly and optimistically as possible. In fact, the whole article made The United States disgusting to me. If I were to pretend that Nacirema were a culture outside of our own, I would never want live in that country due to the constant judgments made on individuals for how they look, dress, and how much wealth they own.
Most of the article is on the medical field and how it has turned into a monster collecting fees as payment of the services rendered to the person. Greed has truly taken over. In summary, Miner offers many great ideas and I feel that this piece should be mass distributed to every home in the states.