7. American Exceptionalism – successful with our military, economy, science and culture. There is NO other country in the world like America and that’s something to BE PROUD OF.
I know what you’re thinking, “Geez Karen, what an arrogant attitude.”
I’m NOT saying Americans are better than other people in the world. What I AM saying is that we’re exceptional in the fact that we have grown, evolved and become a force to be reckoned with because we, as a people, refused to lay down and whimper in fear to our “masters.” We have stood up, as a country, and become strong, innovative, wealthy and successful because of our willingness to be strong and take it in the chin. America does not follow others, we prefer to lead by example.
We are not willing to follow one leader, we want to be a COUNTRY of leaders. We are exceptional in our acts and we strive to provide opportunities to anyone who is willing to take a chance, to stand up and be strong, to withstand criticism and rejection, at every turn, and MAKE ourselves independent of power-hungry demigods.
THAT’S what makes America exceptional.
Don’t want to take responsibility for your life? Don’t want to make your own decisions? Don’t want to work hard to support yourself?
Move to France. I hear they just elected a socialist president. I’m sure you’ll fit right in.