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“You are your own worst critic."

Unless you're a country. Then every single one of your citizens is your worst critic.


For all the chaos and polarization it produces, the internet holds a powerful and unique capability: crowdsourcing.

In a world of 195 countries, it's difficult to really get a handle on the feel of each one. We know about a place's economy, it's war history, and it's place in the global economy.

But it can be difficult to get a read on the day-to-day feel of a place.

Reddit comes up big.

qara-bala asked, "What do you hate most about your own country?"

Geographical Determinism

The fact that most of it is just fields.

RaviolisEverywhere

Unfortunately, a Wildly Popular Answer

Corruption.

We have the makings of an amazing nation and could have a thriving economy and truly show the world what equality (in race and gender) should look like.

But no. Our government steals form the poor, empowers no one and blame the past for all our "problems."

AkasiaBonsai

The Dark Underbelly of the Cute Sheep Photos

High suicide rate and a sh*t ton of meth.

Welcome to New Zealand!

Avocado_Tomato

Take Your Pick

A woman is murdered every 2 hours and a half.

The government keeps stealing from the people.

(Mexico)

NoOpponent

Inconclusive, But This Screams 2nd Amendment Argument 

That individual states are permitted to ignore sections of the bill of rights that they disagree with.

Hysterical_Leftists

Institutions Backed by God 

Tax exempt religions.

EnnissDaMenace

HypocrUSy

How exactly does the country with the highest incarcerated population on the planet get to keep calling itself "the Land of the Free?"

Egodram

He was Only One Dude!

That the first thing that comes up when someone mentions it is Pablo Escobar.

Slim-AJ

Growing Pains

The sheer global arrogance that seems to be genetically embedded in almost all of us.

Yes, the British empire was once one of the most powerful in the world.

It's gone now. Get over it.

MerylSquirrel

Not Just a Stereotype

The alcoholism.

(Irish)

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We are not guaranteed to stay with one person forever, as we were reminded once Redditor disturbance of mirrors asked the online community,

"People whose long-term relationship faded, what was the final straw that made you realize it was time to call it a day?"
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There is always that "one." There is always going to be that person.

That person who you will always remember. And when they are the one who you regret losing most... they are the ghost that will haunt you forever.

I have a few escapees. I'll never know how it would've turned out. But that is part of why I'm haunted. I need to discuss....

Redditor u/AssistantNo1733 wanted to discuss all the times we've lost in love by asking:

Who's the one who got away?
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