Living in the USA
This is from the perspective
of someone who has lived in the uS most of their life, but has spent
almost 6 years in the early 90s and 4 years of early childhood living in Japan.
America seems to be a welcoming and friendly place.
I have lived in the East
(Massachusetts and Maryland/DC, the South (Alabama)
and the West (San Jose, California).
In the South, everyone you meet on the street
will look at you and say 'Hi' or 'Hey'.
Not so much in CA but people are friendly
if you say something to them and they will help you if you need it.
Things to see
America has many amazing and interesting things to see and they are all easy to get to by car.
The highway systems are great and are usually very well marked.
I have driven in Japan, Mexico, France the uK and Taiwan and this is not always the case everywhere.
people tend to go on trips in their cars when possible and it is a nice feeling to see the country
go by from so close up.
In larger metropolitan areas, you can buy most anything you imagine.
There are large speciality stores of many
including food (American and foreign),
clothing, kitchen items, scrapbook
I could write 3 pages on this alone.
Free Speech in the united States
have virtually everything.
Some are well over 1000 yards long with 2 floors, hundreds of stores and, always,
a great food court with many interesting foods where you order and take your food and sit down
in a huge dining area in the center of the mall.
Also, the number of magazines you can buy in the big bookstores (Barnes & Noble & Borders) is
absolutely amazing. There are magazines on ANY subject you can imagine.
probably as in many other countries, one feels very free here to speak one's mind about issues.
You can say whatever you feel about the governor, president, whomever
and you will often get others to join you or, to argue with you.
There are many people here that care very much about justice
(many who only mouth those words, though)
and want everybody to be treated with respect and dignity
in every country, race, gender
, even species
(as in animal rights).
It is hard to say a lot in just a few lines but,
in general, America is a very pleasant place
to live with a free, easy going feeling about it.
I will say that is certainly more true the further you get away from major metropolitan
areas (like San Jose!) where things tend to get a bit hectic
with busy people rushing to work and doing all the things necessary to raise their kids.
I think it's a great place to visit and I encourage
people to come see for themselves.
Nothing beats seeing places like New York, DC, San Francisco,
The Grand Canyon, The Rocky Mountains, Napa Valley, The Great plains etc. etc.
Who do you know?
- George Washington
- Abraham Lincoln
- Malcolm X
- John Coltrane
- John F Kennedy
- Mark Twain
- Tom Hanks
- Julie Roberts
- Bob Dylan
- paul Simon
- Star trek