That is a good question. Why do we want to copy America?
December 20, 2016 1:10am CST
I was just trying to sort my notifications. I found a discussion I had not read about people copying America. In a way it puzzles me. I loved my visit but while 50's diners and guitars are fun in Nashville I hated they still paddle their kids and stayed with a friend in a kind of elaborate hill billy shack. I disliked I had to ride and not walk everywhere and was shocked she could not afford follow up care after a hysterectomy. In New York it was fun, but I would hate to love high up and tipping people just seemed complicated. Then there is the justice system that sentences kids to life and in some cases executes people. And the missing people and the guns. Here in the UK it is not perfect. I do however,get free health care. Justice is not perfect, but kids do get a second chance . I rarely see a cop with a gun and you can walk places. So my question is, what is good about America and why are we copying it? This is not an anti American post. I did like the U.S just interested to know why we copy it.
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• Los Angeles, California
20 Dec 16
I don't think any other country should copy the US and vice versa. What makes the world great and interesting are the unique identities of each country. Ironically, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are actually heavily influenced by England who is the mother country of them.
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• South Africa
20 Dec 16
I have often wondered by people need to WESTERNIZE everything - I like the European style of living as well and If I could move there - i would. There are some places in SA that are a little European still and some that have adopted the BIG AMERICAN THEME - not for me
• Oxford, England
20 Dec 16
I guess the dollar is useful though. At least it is in Zimbabwe. I have only ever sat in Johannesburg airport. When I went to Zimbabwe the dollar was important as Zim money is practically worthless. Is it we copy places because of economic power because their money provided for more? I liked a lot of things about the African way of life.