16 People On Things They Couldn’t Believe About America Until They Moved Here

These perceptions of Americans by foreigners or immigrants are really relevant when considering the USA birth chart.

Some of the highlights are:
– huge food portions (doing things big)
– casual ways Americans dress (emphasis on comfort over professionalism)
– privacy and personal space is expected even in relation to one’s family
– religion has more effect and presence in society than in other western nations (a traditionalist anchor)
– fitness craze by so many seen jogging, etc, contrasted with the unfit and obese
– our ignorance of other nations, peoples, and traditions contrasted with our overall friendliness, positivity, and openness
– the hugeness of everything, the expanse of the nation, the huge scale of natural settings, mountains, etc
– the American high level of interest in guns and the lack of regulation of gun sales, along with the level of violence we perpetrate against each other
– the healthcare system and its problems

Thought Catalog

A lot of people around the world have ideas of what America is like, possibly thanks to Hollywood, or their local news channels, and maybe from what they’ve heard from families and friends. But then, they came here, to the grand old United States and their minds exploded. Taken from Quora.

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1. Rakib Islam

I am originally from Bangladesh and here are a few things that I find hard to explain to peeps back home.

  • Fruits and vegetables are way more expensive than meat and poultry.
  • That, generally speaking, the poor is more obese than the rich.
  • A lot of couples adopt children, sometimes in spite of having their own, and treat them exactly like their own. (To me, this alone is a marker of a great people)
  • By and large, people do not carry cash.
  • That you address your boss (and some of your professors)…

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