10 Things Most Americans Don't Know About America
Imagine you have a brother and he’s an alcoholic. He has his moments, but you keep your distance from him. You don’t mind him for the occasional family gathering or holiday. You still love him. But you don’t want to be around him. This is how I lovingly describe my current relationship with the United States. I know that’s harsh, but I really feel my home country is not in a good place these days. I realize it’s going to be impossible to write sentences like the ones above without coming across as a raging prick, so let me try to soften the blow to my American readers with an analogy: You know when you move out of your parents’ house and live on your own, how you start hanging out with your friends’ families and you realize that actually, your family was a little screwed up? The point is we don’t really get perspective on what’s close to us until we spend time away from it. And to my foreign readers, get your necks ready, because this is going to be a nod-a-thon. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
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