What's it like to actually live in USA?

I'm not from the US and have never been there in my life, so I can't really know what it's like to actually be an American. I only know what I do through people who live there, or through social media, which is admittedly quite USA-centric. Quite a few ppl seem to regard USA as a place that touts freedom but isn't actually free so I'm kind of curious what y'all opinion is 

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Health care system is for-profit, with everything odd and often against you spilling out of this idea.

    Coffee and roads everywhere. Toll-free help lines work 24/7 regardless whether this is a holiday or not. Systemic racism, from all sides. There are parts of the country that look like they have seceded in that respect. People are touted to be 'successful', while 'unsuccessful' people are ok to rot in the streets. Single political party pretending to be two. Climate is rough almost everywhere. But there's visibly enormous amount of wealth nevertheless, and a real possibility to find credit for your business endeavours.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Holy Crap !!!!!   Bob! ... No it's not so bad!!!  Yes it is it's own huge" I don't know" with a hundred different cultures mixed with a can of beans and corn and tomatoes and rice and wanting peace and the sub culture is very bad.   BUT!!!!!!

    We are a loving people. 

  • 4 months ago

    The US is a huge country. Your experience will vary depending on where you live, what your race is, how much money you have and who your neighbors are... We've got a great variety of experiences (Good, Bad and Mixed up) all over. At the moment there's the constant embarrassment of our "leadership" going on. Marches for social justice that are both inspiring and disheartening. We are individualistic people which makes for plenty of head butting at times... Freedom comes with caveats; it's always a struggle to keep freedoms or make them better.   When the pandemic has settled down, please come visit. We like visitors and although most people will probably think you're Australian, Americans love accents and you'll find people all over who will be happy to chat with you. 

  • 4 months ago

    It is very safe and a bit boring. You need to work a lot including overtime. Have no time for much else. Life is good and busy here.

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  • 4 months ago

    Violent. Lots of violence.

  • 4 months ago

    I am an American.  I have lived probably a total of 10 years of my life outside the US.  Including South American, Asian, and Europian countries.  My sense is America is the least free, worst women, highest cost of living and greatest tax burden country that I have ever been to.  I must honestly but sadly say I enjoyed my life more in every other country but the USA.  Further many countries are very safe you will often see women walking alone.  This is a form of freedom to be able to go where you want when you want in big cities safely.

  • 4 months ago

    I want to know either, never been there, but I think USA is amazing, I want to travel  a lot  in USA, and die there, be hanged by one or two western cowboy in a lonly bar, I like that.

  • hihi!
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    4 months ago

    Most people get up, eat cereal and milk or eggs and bacon, buy McMuffins on the way to work, etc. Some (me) have a 15 minute no-traffic commute, others drive 5 miles (8km) for an hour. Others take a subway or light rail train. Lucky ones walk. Some fools in Texas drive 1/2 mile to work.

    Payday, the mom or wife (usually women- in Texas anyway) go to a food supermarket and buy a weeks worth of boxes of dry and frozen foods. Some eat fresher food. Many get a "bucket" from Colonel Sanders (KFC) for the supper meal, some cook. Watch TV, go too bed and the rat race begins again tomorrow.

    Vacation time (for those who GET paid vacations) are often spent working for EXTRA MONEY!! Many Americans are content to never leave the Home Shores.

    It can be different- any scenario you can imagine. 

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    In any society no one is completely free. There have to be rules so everyone can function and get along. In America there are rules but there is more freedom than most countries. You can be what you want to be. Do what you want as long as your actions do not hurt others. You can become rich if you are willing to work hard. 

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    I started out at 18 years of age with $19 in my pocket and nothing else. I am no in my 80's and I have an annual income of over $100,000 and savings and assets worth well over a millions dollars. I am not bragging when I say this but to point out what is possible in America.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    It’s like living in a Mad Max movie. 

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