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America rarely listens.

That is because America always believes it is right.

That is not an unpatriotic admission.

I know many people will read it that way, but that would be a false assumption.

America needs some hard truth.

That is the only way to heal and move forward.

Who is willing to listen?

Redditor Pacificfighter wanted Americans to be open and hear about some facts they can no longer ignore. They asked:

"Rest of the world, what are Americans not ready to hear?"
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Americans Explain What The Rest Of The World Isn't Ready To Hear Yet
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America is in the know about a few things.

I know it seems we're crazy and hostile.

That doesn't mean clueless or blind.

Say what you will but the one thing we're not is naive.

We're blunt. Just roll with it.

Redditor Tell_me_why- wanted everyone to sit down, take a deep breath and listen to some hard truths. They asked:

"Americans, what is the rest of the world not ready to hear?"
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Americans Break Down The Best Things About Living In The U.S.
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Do we have a health care system that is held together by anything other than a lick, a prayer, and the sacrifices of some seriously overworked nurses and other medical professionals? No.

Do we have common sense, reality-based laws that aren't archaic and rooted in norms from a society that doesn't exist anymore and truthfully may never really have existed? Also no.

Do we have anything resembling a functional or even up-to-date infrastructure system? Three for three, still no.

Do we have the ability to have cannabis and 5 boxes of cereal delivered to my house at 2:47 AM on a Tuesday? This is 'Murika - f*ck yeah we do! (in a lot of places - restrictions apply.)

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Non-Americans Disclose Their Biggest Culture Shocks When They Arrived In The USA
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As citizens of the U.S., we don't think twice about the overly generous food portions in restaurants or flinch when strangers want to engage with us with small talk when in public.

But the same behaviors and customs don't necessarily go over well over in other countries.

Food portions are significantly smaller in Japan, and the French typically prefer not wasting their breath in asking people what they think about the weather.

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It's the simple things. And it's the lavish things. Oh hell, it's all the things.

As much as many of us may sometimes complain about America, and as much as this supply chain clogging is a real pain in the keister, there are many things and opportunities found here that people from around the globe would kill for.

For instance, do you know how many Europeans come here to shop?

Millions. Yes, millions. Just wander into a Century 21 outlet in Manhattan and ask around.

We have access in many products we take for granted, so maybe we could be a little more appreciative now and again.

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