The USA certainly isn’t perfect.
Americans are sharing the things they dislike about American culture and some points are controversial, but they need to be talked about.
“Weddings. The entire culture of spending an insane amount of money to throw a mediocre, cookie cutter party with everyone trying to outdo each other is just ridiculous.”
“The government spending. We could be a utopia with a little bit of money management on the spending of our taxes, for god’s sake.”
“People seem to think everything is a personal attack on them, and that they’re so oppressed or mistreated. It is getting pretty old.”
“The fact that healthcare is a privilege, and not everyone has access to it.”
“The entitled attitude. I have interacted and witnessed interactions with so many people who think they own everything just because they live here. The worst is the people who say, ‘go back to your country’ to individuals who either were born here but aren’t white, OR people who immigrated because it was better here than where they were before. It really bothers me, and I constantly feel ashamed of living here because of it.”
“I’m all for the right to own guns, but I hate how people treat them as toys and collector items. I think the spirit of the Second Amendment is that a gun is a tool you keep hidden in your home and hope you never have to use. The reality to many Americans is, ‘Dude, check out the sick mods to my AR-15. Yeah it’s my seventh one, but I just had to have it.'”
“I hate the commodification of everything. Every hobby has to be a ‘side-hustle.’ Like, I just want to play guitar. Why is there pressure to be a famous rock star? I like building things, but I feel the societal pressure to sell them as products.”
“A lot of people treat the US Constitution like a sacred document that can only be added to or changed, and some people don’t even want to do that. You talk about removing anything, even ones that are entirely unnecessary like the 18th Amendment (the Prohibition Amendment, the one that was repealed), and people throw fucking tantrums. THEY ARE CALLED ‘AMENDMENTS’ FOR A REASON. The Constitution was meant to be changed and amended, over time, and not kept as a static and immovable set of statutes.”
“Tipping. What kind of world is it where people have to live on tips? And then we tax the tips!? The whole thing is crazy.”
“We don’t mind seeing someone get hurt or killed on a TV show, but heaven forbid we see a naked body in a non-sexual way.”
“Definitely gun culture. Mass shootings every week in every type of situation, so it’s a possibility anywhere you go.”
“People being rude to retail employees because of some very small inconvenience. I’m sure people are rude in other parts of the world, too, but we’ve got people calling the police because they’re being told they have to wear a mask to walk into a store, or throwing a fit because they have to wait in line. You’re not that important. Calm down.”
Also, “The general idea from society that normal women should look like celebrities, or be compared to them.”
And finally, “The fact we think the world revolves around us. After moving abroad, trust me — it doesn’t.”
Now it’s your turn. What do you, someone who lives in America, dislike about American culture? Share it in the comments below.
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