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I agree. I've lived in the US all my life, and it has its up & downs like any other country. |
Most americans have to work a lot, worry about bills, our kid's education, our families, our health, etc. Not everyone has a good job, or health insurance, not everyone can afford to send their kids to college, not everyone can afford a car, or to see a doctor, and many people can't afford proper food.
I appreciate my freedoms (especially freedom of speech), but it's not all a "bed of roses" over here.
Oh, and this part stinks: everyone is always trying to sell you something! Not on the streets, but I mean ads! TV commercials, billboards, everywhere you look you're being told you NEED this or that, or you're not cool if you don't have XYZ, or you better buy ABC because it's better than EFG... ugh!!! As a parent, I actually would say, "See that blue juice drink in the fancy squirt bottle?? It's not even juice, it's sugar and fake color that will be bad for your body, and the bottle will end up in a big smelly pile of garbage that will not decay for 500 years. Your great great great great great great great great great grandchildren will drive past it on their way to work, just like we will."
If you have any morals or values or intelligence (or no money), America can be really annoying, frustrating, and other things I can't think of right now but aren't good. If you have money, and want a bunch of stuff, then you'll be perfectly happy here.
BUT, I see the good points, and I'm sure no matter where I lived I would see good & bad. And I choose to live my life as wonderfully as I can, wherever I find myself.