I live in America and I personally, dislike it strongly.
I mean there's the debt college grads get into, the very horrid stereotypes of guns, drugs, mcdonalds and fat people. + racism/sexism+everyones stupid
There's Donald Trump+his supporters
America is all about "freedom" but there are other countries that're like us
We're one of the top hated countries
All of the homeless+orphans
People in America who CAN afford college complain abuot first world problems "Oh no my internet is too slow" "my pizza was too hot" etc
The rich are ungrateful while there's a lot of poor people
I wanna live in Australia one day.
If you live in America or not, what're your thoughts on it?
Most Helpful Guy
Out of the available options on this planet, as flawed as it may be, I think America is the greatest country around.
College debt isn't a problem with the country. The country doesn't force people to go to college and rack up student debt. I think the education system in general is messed up and people need to start thinking about education differently. Going to college is in no way a guarantee of a job or career after graduating, and all of the knowledge that used to be available only through colleges and universities is now available for free online. People who wind up in massive student debt have nobody to blame but themselves. They signed the loan papers, they agreed to the terms, take responsibility.
Stereotypes of guns, drugs, and fat people are just that... stereotypes. Not sure what your point is on this one.
Donald Trump will be the greatest thing to happen to our country (already is, really...) in recent history. I'm a huge Trump supporter (see other threads I've debated in for my reasons, too many to list here), so I guess I'm part of why you strongly dislike America? Heh...
Other countries may be similar, but they've got their problems too. Things may seem all blue skies and butterflies from a distance but I'm sure if you lived in these other countries you'd realize their shortcomings as well.
Homelessness and orphans are a problem for sure, but that's not the fault of the country.
People will complain no matter what their situation is. This is just human nature, there will ALWAYS be something to complain about, and some people really enjoy complaining for whatever reason.
You say that the rich are ungrateful while there are a lot of poor people... But how do you know that rich people ARE ungrateful? Sure, some are, but I would bet MOST "rich" people are grateful. At least in America, poor people have the opportunity to become rich people. There are many examples of people who have gone from homeless to multi multi-millionaires in a matter of a few short years. Not to say it's easy, but it IS possible here in America.
Australia seems like a cool country for sure, but just like you're complaining about all these things you think are wrong with America (including people like yourself complaining about first world problems), I'm sure you'll have a list of complaints after the honeymoon phase of becoming an Australian citizen wears off.
I do wish government would get out of the way and leave people alone here though.3
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Like we say in the Netherlands. 'Ieder huisje heeft zijn kruisje'. It means that everywhere there's something wrong.
I'm honestly not sure what to think about the USA. I like the people. They sound very welcoming and open and that's definitely something the Dutch could learn from America, but I also have my irritations.
I don't like how they tell that their country is the center of the world and is in every view better than other countries in the world or how some Americans can be so overdramatic. I'd rather have some good old Dutch bluntness.
So it depends what fits you. Do you want free health care and getting paid by the government for college, go to Norway, but accept that you have to pay incredibly high taxes.
Also the culture has to fit you. I'm not sure if I would fit in America. I would love to travel there, but live there, not sure.
Why did you choose for Australia may I ask?