The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20255   Message #209987
Posted By: Rob-IL
10-Apr-00 - 10:32 PM
Thread Name: Do Americans know?
Subject: RE: Do Americans know?
Many people, I think, dislike America because it has power. You are instinctively brought up to question power. Right now America is the largest richest nation in the world, and most likely, the most powerful(I know that Japan is also highly regarded as powerful due to it's technological superiority also). I know, as an American, that we may come across as jerks, but it is the way we are brought up. We have to fight from the day that we are born to get our own place in society. Here it is a constant competition for social status. I don't agree or condone it, but that is how it is. So, our attitude is part of our survival. Remember Charles Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection? Well, if we are wimps, we will die out.