Personaly, as a Brit myself, i find the best of us is in our culture. Not the politics, because all us Brits know that the MP's are crooks and have
next to no trust in them, not the 'law', because we are aware that the majority of the laws that are now inplace are there to protect the people at
the top, not the system because we all know that the system we are in now (whether it economical, employment, business, etc) are all there to screw
over the public.
The best thing about being British is the critical thinking that goes on in this country, that also goes unnoticed, because it tends to be the subtext
of our culture.
We are very smart pepople, very cunning, and because of this, we are aware of our surroundings. Our education is well known for it's quality. This
sense can not be marked or graded, but we all take a second to think before we make a decision on any of these subjects, and evaluate from many
angles, in other words, we are good when it comes to debating (not saying that other individuals are not, or any countries for that matter, but for
the power that such a small country has, I am glad that we do). Yes, there are people who are idle and ignorent of these subjects/whats going on, but
go down your local boozer and everyone agrees that they are not worth the time, and do nothing than get on peoples nerves.
The one major weakness of British culture, however (which is a major flaw, considering what I have just written) is our apethy. We seem to have given
up in fighting back, because we have heard the same old over and over, and faught against over and over, and the MP's/industrialists/elites/whatever
you want to call them keep getting away with it, and we have ran out of ideas. This saddens me, because we are a great nation with great thinkers,
inventors, writers, artists and so on, who had always seemed to find new ways to project our voices, however, at the moment, it seems that the pain
has dried on the brush.
Also, the NHS was brilliant, before it got built to fall back in the Thatcher eara. The NHS shown our compasion towards one another, a true sign that
everyone is equil and deserves at least the basic medical treatment, and the standard quality of life that is good health.
Almost forgot, at the last note, but no way the least, is the great British pub. Somewhere you can go after a hard shifts work, read the paper, and
chill out with a chat to near enough anyone. Have a few pints, talk about the current events such as football, how to improve politics, new ideas and
almost anything under the sun, in a relaxed enviroment, the only real place where community is still felt. Sadly, these places are dropping like
flies, and it's hard to find a pub to feel confertable in without feeling threatened or having loud, annoying Simon Cowel music thrown down the ear
P.p.s.....I, as a Brit, appologise to the world for Simon Cowel.
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