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.


Redditor swansonite456 was curious to hear what people believe Americans are unable, or unwilling, to hear, leading them to ask:
"What are Americans not ready to hear?"

The Flaws In Our Electoral Process

"You need more than two political parties for democracy to work."- Minecraftfinn

Profanity

"The word, “c*nt'."- AlmostOptimistic

"I saw/heard footage of a school shooting broadcast on TV where a kid's swearing was bleeped out."

"Like swearing was the thing that tipped that scene over into indecent."

"But boy, could we hear the shots and the screams."

"You need to get your priorities sorted."- boothjop

Misconceptions About Other Countries

"México is not in sepia lightning."- TheoTiMa

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Some Privacy Please!

"That the entire world excels at making bathroom stalls that you can’t see between."

"Not sure why the US stall manufacturers can’t figure out how to close those massive gaps."- Reddit

Is ANYONE Ready To Hear This?

"Fingernails scratching on an upstairs window coming from outside at 3 am."- who_said_I_am_an_emu

Fahrenheit ONLY!

"What temperature it is in Celsius."- recycle_ben

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Needed Improvements In Maternity Leave

"You shouldn’t have to give birth then go back to work a week later."- NalaBenjamin

Get Those Steps In!

"You’d all be thinner if your cities were designed to be walkable."

"This is why you lose weight when you go to Italy despite eating nothing but pasta n pizza, because you’re walking everywhere."- Odd-Detail1136

You May Be Loud, But Doesn't Make You Right!

"The loudest voice in the room usually has the least to say."- Rminora

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When people become set in their ways, they understandably become less and less amenable to change.

But scary as change can be, it is also necessary.

Making it important to at least always hear what people have to say, and actually listen to them.

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