America is known for its democracy and as well as being a land of opportunities and many freedoms. Buddhism continued to gain popularity in America when Buddhist texts, as well as Buddhist teachers, were brought here to share and spread their religion. I can be an American and also belong and participate in the Hmong community. However, I am unlike any other American. It's not possible when you have an idea that's as powerful and as revolutionary as a country founded on the idea that just because you're in the world, just because you're here, you have a right to certain things that are common to all humanity. I love being an American for these reasons and more!!!!!!!!!!! We stick thru thick and thin but most of all were all there helping and supporting one another.
He asked for my thoughts on immigration. To sum it all up, being a citizen is worth applying for because of all the benefits. So, I was pondering, as people are wont to do. It means respecting your neighbors, in your own neighborhood. I think I'll marry a Kennedy. I am very lucky to be an American. September 11 has proved that all the above are true here in America, and we should all be very thankful to be Americans.
Whereas for the United States it was an affirmation of many of the ideals for which the country had long operated on. I am sure we will overcome this but hopefully this is done before we pursue another war in a foreign land with the intent to bring freedom and democracy. I would give anything for my country! In less than three generations, my family has gone from third world poverty to professionally wealthy. I also think being an American is a big responsibility. In many countries… What does it mean to be an American? Abdi Jined, 17 Lincoln International High School, Minneapolis I was born in Kenya, Nairobi. Their essays, judged by writers Maria Elena Baca Star Tribune and Ruben Rosario Pioneer Press and ThreeSixty staffers Lynda McDonnell and Anne Nelson, are published today in the two newspapers and their websites.
And to have a good education. It's important that we do know our history, because our history is the source of our Americanness. To a certain extent patriotism is upward self delusion: you lie about how good you are, and do your damnedest to hold people to that standard. Born and raised in the middle of the most deadly civil war in Africa, violence, pain and hatred was all I knew. Americans are people and they come in all different races, personalities, shapes, ages, culture, and religion.
I'm proud to be an American, even if the reality is not as great as the myth, because America was the only country founded on an ideal, rather than on nationality or fealty to a king. People are not and will not be prosecuted for their beliefs. Even though America is not perfect I am still glad to live in the U. Being an American means helping your sworn enemy, even if you do not wish, but you shall help with dignity and pride. It is a hybrid discipline merging other aspects of psychology into one; a melding… Words 1236 - Pages 5 Jose Aceves English 1B, Section 49 Craig Lore 17 February 2014 What it Means to be a Friend According to dictionary.
Asked on an open-ended basis, the question allowed respondents to offer whatever answer came to mind. I seriously don't know if I am an American or not. Years ago I would have called the current me unamerican for saying that. . White supremacy is a fundamental part of American history. Interestingly, in another study, the same researchers showed that this hiring bias happened when the job was at the National Security Agency, but not when it was for a standard corporate job.
I may rip on New Jersey, California, Maryland, Boston, Philly, and believe that anything South of the Mason-Dixie line is too hot for sane people to live in. A hard working man, trying to earn a new life for him and his family and unapologetically patriotic. I feel as though other people around the world aren't as lucky as me and other Americans that live in the U. I was terrified when I was sent out to the desert at such a young age and only having one parent with me, because my mother was already in the U. My mother and grandmother were both born in Laos and moved to the United States in the 1980s. But such downbeat responses were rare. Becoming American means following the rules.
Three branches of my family lines I can confirm were refugees who came to this nation trying to survive and build them selves a better tomorrow. Besides I firmly believe that eventually due to birthright citizenship being passed down by blood and or birth most of mankind will be descendants of American's in the future. But as I age and look toward the greatest days of any past civilization I see the pattern of a single great man or woman wielding unbelievable power making great changes. Many people dream about being an American. As a child, I watched people die everyday in the war in my country.
You have children saying a pledge to a flag, you obsess about your flag and put it everywhere and if you do not like something you call it unpatriotic. This is imperative because one can get their children from a different country to America. In my experience, what one often not always but often enough senses in others when one travels is that Americans are arrogant, that hubris reigns, that Americans feel a sense of entitlement for instance, a friend who traveled to Dharamsala, India and saw a fellow American demanding that his bread be toasted when there wasn't a toaster in sight nor a steady power supply! But when the lie goes away, so do the people trying to make the country better. In America you aren't restricted on dreams you have as in other countries you have to go by their ruling systems and do what your told. My parents were born in Mexico, and I was born in Minnesota. Death became a way of life to me.