Why does my American friend think that everyone wants to live in America?

He thinks I'm being silly when I say that I don't want to live in the States, and he thinks I'm silly when I say that most other Canadians don't want to live there either. He says that one day when I stop "loving Canada so much", I will realize that there are so many more opportunities in... show more He thinks I'm being silly when I say that I don't want to live in the States, and he thinks I'm silly when I say that most other Canadians don't want to live there either. He says that one day when I stop "loving Canada so much", I will realize that there are so many more opportunities in the States, because they "have cities like New York." How can he honestly believe this and be so adamant about it?
Update: Wow, apparently he's not the only ignorant one.
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