People Break Down What Would Make Up The 'American Nightmare' Rather Than The 'American Dream'
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People often say they came to America to pursue the American Dream.

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People Debate What the USA Would Taste Like If The Country Had A Flavor

When you go to the food court in any of the fast-disappearing malls across America, you may find cuisine from many parts of the world.

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Americans Break Down The Things They Appreciate Most About The U.S.
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Let's put this up front: the United States of America is not the greatest country in the world.

It's just a fact. We're not tops in the world in education, our maternity leave for new mothers pales in comparison to most European countries, which is to say nothing of our healthcare as a whole, and our average income per household?

8th. Last we checked, that's not 1st.

It's not all doom and gloom though. There are still a lot of things to love about the good ol' U. S. of A. And if you love something, you fight for it, to make it better, and truly try to achieve the ranking of "best."

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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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