what is 'american way'?

@sophialin (2677)
China
March 28, 2008 9:42pm CST
i have heard 'american way' for a long time,while still don't have a clear understanding of it. do you know its real meaning? what about your understanding of 'american way'? welcome to communion with us!
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6 responses
• United States
29 Mar 08
Basically, it refers to the rights of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Democracy, equality, freedom...that sort of thing. The feeling that if you work hard, you can make it. That hard work will get you where you want to be...does this make sense? lol It's really a hard question to answer.
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@qiao522 (449)
• China
29 Mar 08
i've heared that once when i was having dinner with a Canadian guy. by the way,i'm a Chinese girl. here is the thing. what i was eating was a wing and i used my chops to hold it instead of my hand,but the Canadian said he couldn't do that because westerners don't use chop-sticks,so he used his hands and to be nice,i used my hands,too. then we finished,he chewed his finger and me too. and the 'American way'came to my ear. he said chewing one's finger is very American. so i think maybe to act relaxedly is the 'American way'.
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• United States
31 Mar 08
I usually use the phrase "That's the American Way" whenever someone goes out of their way to do something that is totally different than what was expected or something independent.
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@sophialin (2677)
• China
12 Apr 08
oh that's interesting. stick to your own way and be creative is 'american way'.do you mean it?
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• United States
12 Apr 08
And being independent and not being tied down by old traditions.You have to know that the United States of America was founded because all the States were upset with unfair taxes England wanted them to paid. We have written in our creed , " the pursuit of happiness" We Americans , old and new , go for what we want.That's the American Way.
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• United States
22 Apr 08
Thank you for the best response.
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@daeckardt (6239)
• United States
30 Mar 08
I'm from America and I'm not sure what you mean. I guess for me that would just be the way we do things, but that doesn't mean much. I think maybe it might be the desire to be independent and have everything we desire, but I am not sure.
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@sophialin (2677)
• China
12 Apr 08
hehe,you may be very young,coz i hear that's something with american independence.you can ask your parents and maybe you can get a satisfying answer.keep feedback,my friend.
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@sophialin (2677)
• China
10 Aug 08
having two kids and a house,is that everyone's aim in your country?
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
29 Mar 08
I think it can take a long time to understand the "American way"! Maybe if you watch some movies and read some books you will come to understand what it means. It is about being free to choose your occupation and your leisure activities, and defending our rights that are in the United States Constitution!
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@Hatley (164167)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Apr 08
you know I was born here and have been an american allmylife. and have yet to know really know just what the heck is the meaning of the American way Is it about pride to be an American or is it used simply tojustify what some one is saying is the best way to do something as opposed to someone from a different culture and their idea of doing the same thing? I mean a lot of people use that term to describe anything that they disagree with to a person from a different culture or county who has a different take on the subject.