Americans The fact !!!

@ngm_syd (1087)
India
November 28, 2006 1:50am CST
Americans do not think beyond their towns !!! What do you think
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47 responses
@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
29 Nov 06
First, let me say that if Americans don't think beyond our town then why are so many Americans in other countries losing their lives? I think that you are stereotyping all Americans. Not all Americans think that way. Some do, but there are some that are very aware of what is going on in other countries. It's in our face everyday. We read the newspapers, we have 24 hour news, its all over the internet. We see how other countries are handling things. We see the fighting, the floods, the mayhem, the politicians visits. Keep in mind that this is a GREAT BIG WORLD and Americans are not the only ones who can turn a blind eye.
@Jusred (1579)
• United States
1 Dec 06
Agreed. Thank you~
• United States
28 Dec 06
My husband is currenlty deployed in Iraq, and do you know what he is doing? Working as an Eye doctor prescribing eye glasses to Iraqis. You can't say that Americans don't care. Yes some people don't think beyond their selves and their lives but there are millions of us that care about what is going on in the world and would help if we had the means. It is wrong to stereotype us as a whole.
@melody1011 (1665)
• India
28 Nov 06
Yes i agree, i was once teaching an american who had no idea that there could be someone on the other side of the globe who was 12 hours ahead of them. :D
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@ngm_syd (1087)
• India
30 Nov 06
thank you
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@flte74 (878)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I disagree, I being an American can see and think beyond just my own town. I don't know why you are singling us out because I know of a lot of Countries that are so ignorant and uneducated that they know nothing beyond their own village or town!
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@misskatonic (3727)
• United States
29 Nov 06
It's human nature, regardless of global positioning, to be concerned with their immediate lives. Family, hometown, job... a person's priority is whatever is important to them. But that doesn't mean every single person from a certain place thinks the same. Plenty of Americans are globally aware.
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@JoeyCa (1810)
• Belgium
30 Nov 06
some do, others don't... every person is different :-)) xx
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@ngm_syd (1087)
• India
30 Nov 06
Thank you
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@starr4all (2865)
29 Nov 06
I find that true of many people not just americans. I think that happens to foreigners as well. You only really think of your area. Me, I'm not like that because I move around a lot (First being in the military and now a military spouse)in the US and overseas.
@ngm_syd (1087)
• India
30 Nov 06
Thank you
@padhukr (2267)
• India
30 Nov 06
no idea.
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@Desdemona (1305)
• Canada
29 Nov 06
Nope, I think that statement is discriminating. Many different Nations think this way, not just Americans.
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@oppzon (66)
• Indonesia
29 Nov 06
yes, I agree
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@stezieb (2185)
• United States
29 Nov 06
A good amount of Americans don't care about anywhere else in the world. I really don't.
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@stezieb (2185)
• United States
29 Nov 06
A good amount of Americans don't care about anywhere else in the world. I really don't.
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@rmuxagirl (7568)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Some Americans don't think past their towns/cities because that's like a safe zone for them. It's what they understand.
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• United States
29 Nov 06
What are you Asking
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@crankycool (1052)
• India
29 Nov 06
I think so...Americans seem to concentrate on their own lives and are very realistic and practical... but they are too very realistic that they forget the other part of the world
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@pumpkinjam (5767)
• United Kingdom
28 Nov 06
I know it's not true of all Americans but there do seem to be a lot of Americans who are very much like that, although there are also people from other countries like that too.
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@rohit55_56 (2301)
• India
28 Nov 06
no.......
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@mssmith007 (1029)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I don't believe that all Americans don't think past their town. Maybe if your an American who has lived in the same area all your life? Me, I'm an American and I think about more then just my town, my state, and my country. I have lived in various cities and states and don't focus "only on my town." I think about other countries... countries my mother, grandmother, and grandfather were born in. Countries where my family members are off fighting a war. It's more then just a city or town.
@ngm_syd (1087)
• India
30 Nov 06
Thank you
@ngm_syd (1087)
• India
30 Nov 06
Thank you
@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
26 Dec 06
Many Americans do not. But many people of other nations do not. I tend to think of myself as one better educated (self-taught and well-read) than most Americans. I Am rather tolerant and understanding, even curious and fascinated by other cultures. I study the Latin language for fun. Although I cannot speak them I can read a lot of Spanish, French, and Italian words and phrases. I Am familiar with the teachings of the Khristos and Siddartha Gautama--the Buddha. I've studied Shotokan Karate and yoga. I find Russian women and women from India to be highly attractive. I Am fascinated by the fact that their are about 400 to 600 different spoken languages in India alone. I Love anime, and thoroughly enjoy watching all types of foreign films particularly Japanese and Chinese films. In my own USA I've lived in two states, one predominantly Caucasian and one predominantly Hispanic. I've had 6 years of college courses and am attending my second university. A few months ago a friend of mine and myself began writing a series of letters to people of the world, apologizing for America's part in the unnecessary conflicts in the middleeast, while we wrote our own soldiers, sending them our prayers. I hope you get the point of all that I said. Please don't judge me or hate me because I'm American. I believe in a principle of Love, Love of and for all people. I Love my country, but I Love God, the concept of Love, and all of humanity equally. I Am Joe Everyman. Just another slob, like everyone else. Buddha said, "Everyone does what they can with what they know." Khristos (Christ) said "Judge not, let ye be judged." Peace out, and know that I invite, conversation anytime. The only way I'll ever act superior in anyway, is if you start attacking me personally, or attacking religious/spiritual views without a good supporting argument, or if you're just downright mean. Asked how we could promote world peace, Mother Teresa said, "Go home and love your family." Peace out, David A. Reedy... vox populi
@meeoww (1174)
• United States
28 Dec 06
Thank you, David A. Reedy. Bravo! I've been reading through this thread, but I'm just worn out from all of this "why do Americans...", "All Americans...", blah, blah, blah. I just spent some time with an Iranian woman that I just met. She has been in the states for 6 months and I was trying to help her with her english. Just because she asked for help. I love people and the only reason I care about where they came from is so that I can learn more about them and their culture. I was raised Buddhist and currently attend both my Buddhist church and a Christian church. But like I said, I'm just so worn out trying to defend myself from absurd accusations that I actually thought about quitting myLot. I just wanted to thank you for your well written response where I no longer have the "gumption" to do so. Live Aloha!
@Dolcerina (3379)
• Hungary
1 Dec 06
Yes. THey think, America is in the middle of the world, and all the rest countries are for them.
@ngm_syd (1087)
• India
1 Dec 06
The world is round in shape so there is no start or end point, all are in center and rest are around them, Thank you
@aputih (171)
• Japan
30 Nov 06
Almost right, how many people can speak no American English?
@ngm_syd (1087)
• India
1 Dec 06
Thank you