A look at America from the inside: 6 things that are silent
Source: From Russia to America
All over the world, and in Russia in particular, there is a perception that life in the USA is a gift from heaven. If you get to the USA, then everything - your problems are solved! You're lucky for the rest of your life. Indeed, this approach had the right to exist earlier: a few decades ago, that was exactly what happened.
But life goes on - and the world changes, writes Tatiana, the author of the blog “From Russia to America“. Therefore, continuing to play the same disc with laudatory odes to the United States is far from being as justified and true as many would like. Let's figure out what America is from the inside and what the media are silent about.
It is necessary to understand what is the matter? What has changed in recent years and decades?
The United States continues to be the largest player in the political, financial, economic and military arenas of the world. But this is only a look outside. As a rule, to determine the state of health of the patient, a cursory external examination is not enough - you need to know what is inside him ...
According to reviews of many immigrants who are now living in the United States or returning from the States, the American dream has long been turned into a parody of itself.
You can try to dig deeper.
1. Friendliness is no longer that
If earlier the friendliness and openness of the Americans were their calling card, now we can hardly speak about it in all seriousness. A huge number of migrants, both from the countries of the Middle East and from African countries, have not allowed an ordinary American to communicate openly and relaxedly in the majority of cases with the first person on the street.
2. Health and Medicine
Well, this is a separate topic. Medical care in the United States, if you do not have insurance, is something with something ... In general, in this case it is better not to hurt at all, because only the treatment of one tooth can result in an astronomical sum of about a thousand dollars. Like this!
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3. Life is too expensive
Another scourge of modern America. Every American is credited so much that even for us in Russia, where lending is already quite well developed, it is difficult to imagine such a scale. Loans are taken by the Americans all the time. Life is completely on credit there does not bother anyone. However, sooner or later, any loan will have to be repaid, and that’s when the difficulties for the residents of the United States begin.
4. Education is worse than it seems
About fourteen percent of America’s adult population cannot read at all. How do you? Even in the “backward” Russia, it’s crazy to hear that. And nevertheless ... And unfortunately, there are not very good rumors about the quality of education in the USA.
5. Prison system
In America, this is a testing ground for making money. In another way it is difficult to call her, given that getting in jail in the United States is a trifling matter. In prison, prisoners are practically a free labor force that produces a huge amount of various products for various corporations. Hundreds of thousands of prisoners are an example.
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6. Improper diet
As a result, poor nutrition leads to obesity and heaps of sores to boot. The United States is in the world in the first place for the overweight of its citizens. This is due to the active commitment of the majority of the population of fast food. Although lately this, unfortunately, is becoming relevant for us in Russia. But no matter how fast food manufacturers promote their products, the result is obvious - this is the appearance of the overwhelming majority of Americans.
Not everything is so bad
In fairness it should be noted that in the United States has its own charms. In many areas, Americans are still ahead of the rest. Therefore, the Russians in this case have something to learn from them. Nevertheless, there is a very correct expression: do not make yourself an idol! This is absolutely not worth doing.
Yes, Russia has a lot of its problems, but other countries have no less. Everything, in the end, is relative.