I have been very fortunate in having both American and European parents have been blessed in having lived and traveled amongst both continents fairly
As I got older I even enjoyed some of the unique features of Europe such as high performance cars which I love. And the 1000's of miles of smooth pot
hole free roads called the Autobahn/AutoRoute(France) even with Nascar like banked turns in which to enjoy them !
Driving across Europe at well over 100+ mph arriving upon the south of France from Germany having covered most of Western Europe in the better part of
a day. But upon arriving in Nice, France, (very appropriately named I might add), I could dine at local reasonably priced Bistro, enjoying food that
would literally knock your socks off....all at a reasonable price too.
You cannot 1.) Drive at these speeds for the day in the States without ending up in a jail cell with your new found friend named "Bubba" !
As well as a guaranteed scheduled appearance in the local magistrate's courtroom.
And or eating at a truck stop which has some great food but isn't quite in the same realm.
In essence there are some unique qualities to Europe that one cannot quite experience in the States.
And you need to visit the place in order to experience them....if you will.
Epcot center at Disney World is NOT the same.
But taking a step back, with all of the majority of White and even many Black Americans ancestry originating in Europe.
And many American denying this simple link back to Europe is where many of these Stereotypes of typical Americans evolves from.
You could LEARN quite abit about who you are and where your descendants came from simply by visiting a local church and reseaching your name.
All of the birth and marriage and death records are still held by many if not most regional churches in Europe.
Allowing one to trace their heritage back to the middle ages.
Brooke Shields originates from poor working class New Jersey families...or so she thought.
Brook Shields researched her heritage on the program "Who Do You Think You Are" and found out that she was actually a descendant of King Louis the
XiV of France on one side of her family !
Lets's look at some of our culture.....
What are some of our favorite foods here in America ?? Pizza.....and one of my other favorites, being of German heritage, Beer ! Not to mention
But simply Look at all of the German names here in America. German was very close to being chosen as the National Language....there were so many
German speaking people in Pennsylvania......at the time placing votes.
But look at The English and Irish names....The Italian names....and French names as we have here in New England ?
Don't you have a remote interest in what your names even mean ? Or where they originate from and why ?
These are the types of things one can LEARN by travelling abroad. It's called History.
It isn't simply crowded streets, crowded cities of Europe. But moreso where some our favorite foods like Pizza originated from ...and how it came to
be. Our system of Government and it's origins with the Roman empire.
Where our favorite beers came from ....The first Pilsner (light colored) Beer was brewed in Europe. Otherwise we'd be all drinking a dark beer
similar to Guinness.
(Not that there is anything wrong with Guinness but it doesn't have the overall thirst quenching appeal of the Golden Pilsner Beers)
Especially here in America.
It's also not all about simply seeing Disney World, Yosemite , The Rocky Mountains....but moreso as to why we are here to see and enjoy things
beautiful things our world provides.
So in reading so many " I have everything I need to see here"....you are really limiting yourself and as to who you really are unfortunately. As
well as to why you are even here to be Americans.
I beg of many if not most of you to open your minds and to Deny Ignorance and venture out from your comfort zone called the United States America.
And find out who you truly are.