Being American

Posted on October 16, 2012 by

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With the first class project being about finding what it means to be an American. I have learned from interviewing people that being an American allows for the opportunity to do whatever you wish and living in America allows it to be easy to make your dreams come true. I have also learned that from looking at the happiness graph that America is not a happy country for some reason and that main reason is because we want more and are never satisfied with what we already have. When I reflect on my life and how I act  I see that sometimes I always want more and I’m never satisfied with what I already have. I am not sure why this is, if I was raised to be this way or if it is mainly from the media. Either way I need to work on being satisfied, after all I am lucky with everything I do have access to.

Interviewing people was a lot of fun for me because I had the chance to see what everybody thought being an American meant, I was able to talk to people from different parts of world to get different views. I also asked people that ranged in age so there were different sides from all over the place. It was hard to get people to answer the question “what does it mean to be an American?” because many people didn’t know how to answer the question  or where to even start. Most people just said “I don’t know” and turned away so I moved on to ask others. When somebody did have an answer I could tell the person was honest and tried there best with there own opinion.  I personally could not answer the question on the spot so I give credit to all my interviewees that could.

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Sources:

http://www.happyplanetindex.org/data/

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