I always wonder, “What do other countries think of us?” Do they think we’re intelligent, rich, fascinating?
When I really think about how others see America, I often think it can't be that great. Can it? Sure, we’re the land of the free, but in my mind our country is just a joke to people who live outside of it. I see our current President say crazy things and celebrities saying they’re going to run for president. It just makes our government seem like a reality show.
Also, I just think about a new immigrant coming to our country. Their mind has to be racing about having all these people bashing their culture. Even the leader of America seems to look down upon them. All they’re looking for is a fresh start, not a chance to be ridiculed.
I also wonder if they fall into Americans norms or try to stick to their own culture. How do they balance it all?
However, when I think about all these people coming to our country to start over, I start to think maybe our country isn’t that bad after all. This is a good place to experience freedom and prosperity. Maybe America isn’t perfect, but it has to be better than a lot of countries when so many people decide to move here.