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John F. Kennedy once said: "Change is the law of the life. Those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future".

Despite the words of one of America's most iconic presidents, America as a nation does seem to be shockingly unwilling to adapt to certain changes.

Or come to terms with certain realities which the rest of the world seems to have accepted long ago.

Making one think sometimes that all attempts to change in the United States are only heard by deaf ears.

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Some Americans have been known to wish they lived elsewhere in the world, owing to certain things appearing to be much better handled elsewhere.

Up to and including healthcare, free education, cost of living, or simply the way they make pizza or coffee.

However, sometimes we must stop and remind ourselves that the grass is always greener in someone else's yard.

As there are plenty of people all over the world who wish they were living in the USA, believing that some things are simply done better in America.

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Thanks to a lot of bad press and well, a really rough couple of decades, America's image has tarnished a bit.

So we need to get some clean up going.

There are things other countries just don't understand about us.

We can guide them.

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People Explain Which States Folks Should Skip On A Cross-Country Road Trip Across The U.S.
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America is quite a place.

There is so much to see, perhaps too much.

And as much as there is to see there is a ton not to see.

Just like any country and continent, there are skippable places.

And skippable isn't a bad thing.

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In one of the more memorable scenes of Crocodile Dundee, Mick "Crocodile" Dundee is perplexed by the discovery of a bidet in his New York hotel bathroom.

Since the film's 1986 release, bidets have become less and less common in America.

But young Americans traveling through Europe will likely find bidets in most hotel bathrooms, and react with the same confusion as good old Dundee.

One could almost say that one of the best parts of traveling abroad or expatriating is making discoveries about items, traditions or foods which are common in some countries, but would seem more than a little bizarre back in the US.

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