The world and what is important from Deni's perspective

Saturday, June 11, 2005

I've begun to get some responses...

And I’m very thankful for the time different ones have been putting in with their comments! :)

I was talking to my mother tonight about this goal and she and my father lived in Europe for about 7 years. This was back in the 1970s. She said even then we (Americans) were viewed by many as arrogant, spoiled people.

I also wanted to further declare my purpose of this goal to everyone. I really want to know/understand what others’ perceptions are of this country. I am “sick and tired” (figuratively not literally) of hearing through the newspapers and television news and talk radio that “Everyone hates us [Americans}.” Personally, I think the media is a double-edged sword. On the one hand it can be useful, but on the other it can be very harmful. I don’t think that a majority of the media seek out the truth of situations at least in this country.

If it is true, and from the comments there is definite negativity toward the U.S., then I want to understand others’ perspectives. I’m not being judgemental about what I find out, but I do want to create an awareness of what kind of world I am living in.

A long story short is that I would like to consider actual individuals’ opinions rather than having a “blanket story” from tv, etc.


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