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The American public has seemingly appeared to grow weary over the frequency of mass shootings around the country making news headlines.

The obligatory thoughts and prayers response in the wake of a gun-related tragedy has almost become laughable as there is hardly any substantial progress in spite of numerous petitions and protests lobbying for stricter gun legislation.

It's not surprising then that outsiders have such strong views toward gun violence and gun laws in America.

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There are plenty of things to be proud of as an American citizen and how dare anyone challenge that notion.

Right?

But all it takes is a person's perspective from the outside to realize there are some things about the U.S. of A. we may not ever be ready to confront or think about.
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Oh America, you have some funny, funny ways about you. Even as an American myself I sit back and watch us and think... "WTF?!?!"

So we can only imagine what the rest of the world thinks when they're watching us. Or how culture shocked they are when they visit us.

Of course, it's easier to evaluate from afar. So let's read up on some opinions about the good ole U.S of A.

Redditor neolee203 wanted to hear the opinions some of you have about the "American" way of life, they asked:

Non-Americans, what is strange about America ?
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Why are Americans so stubborn in our behaviors when we travel? Would you go into a stranger's home and just put your feet up on the coffee table? Apparently the answer for many of you is yes.

When I am preparing for foreign travel I do a ton of research first. I want to make sure I know as much as I can, as to have the safest and most enjoyable experience possible. I also want to understand customs and the culture as to not be rude or leave a lasting bad impression.

And from the sounds of it, I'm an American minority on this topic.

Redditor u/Bugginette wanted Americans to listen up so that the next time we travel, we leave a better impression. So they inquired:

Non Americans of Reddit, what is the weirdest thing you have seen an American tourist do that would be considered very disrespectful/inappropriate in your country?
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America can be very confusing. I'm American, and even I don't know what the hell is going on. Health care, schooling, etiquette- none of it seems to make even a tiny bit of sense. We certainly do our own thing over here.

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