Happy Independence Day America!
I love being American and I love the years I’ve spent here. America has so many great qualities and even during trying times, I see the best in people showing up. America is full of unique people with different skills and talents. Recently it seems that some of the things that truly make America great have been overlooked due to the focus being more on how we are different than how we are alike. Here are four things that, in my opinion, make America great.
There are people from all over who have immigrated or have been born to people who immigrated. Let’s face it, unless your ancestors from both sides of your heritage are Native American, we’ve all come to be here, thanks to someone else wanting a better life! Because of this diversity America excels in many industries because there are people who have brought their talents and skills, that they learned somewhere else, here!
Part of being American means you have the right to voice your opinion. However, that doesn’t mean you can speak derogatorily about someone! Opinions should be backed by fact and stated respectfully, because everyone else has one too. This is helpful because it teaches us that we can agree to disagree without becoming enemies!
For the most part Americans are ready to welcome new people who want to embrace what America is all about! If you love pursuing happiness, building a dream, working towards a life you love, have ingenuity, like embracing people from all walks of life, exploring the vast beauty of America, and are openminded, then chances are good most Americans are happy to welcome you! I’ve been all over America and just like anywhere else, everywhere you go you meet nice people and you meet rude people. America is no different. But I’ve found the nice people FAR outweigh the rude.
Free to be You and Me
My favorite thing about America is that we can be ourselves and not be threatened by someone who is different. There are so many things we can learn from each other by being willing to see beyond color, race, religion, class, and gender! I’M NOT SAYING EVERYONE IS WILLING TO DO THIS. But there are so many Americans who are.
The most important thing that MAKES AMERICA GREAT is that when you move here, you get to integrate. You get to become American AND add your culture to the melting pot. Being American is it’s own identity, but it’s made up of cultures and individuals from all over the world! That’s what makes America great. That we have identities as Americans that bond us, and because of that we share a global culture because our collective heritage is made up of so much more than just one place.