Watching all of my fellow foreigners becoming a citizen was very emotional, specially when they were asked why they wanted to be a citizen of the US.
I was really taken by the comment one of the new citizens made:
"People here are always complaining, they don't know how lucky they are, taking their freedom for granted and all the comodities they are offered in this country, they should go and try living out of the US and get a taste of what it is like in other countries around the world" and I sure do agree!!
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I came to this country and like most foreigners I was in a culture shock! When I first saw a washing machine I was thrilled, even more so when I found out you can dry your clothes in just a few minutes!
Loved it! We had to wash clothes by hand, put them on the lines, wait for them to dry, and after all was said and done it was time to iron.
I had a wonderful childhood; my grandfather had like a little farm, we had chickens, he grew vegetables, huge fruit trees, if I wanted a coconut it was right in my back yard, any sort of fruit I wanted, and if we didn't have it one of the neighbors probably did (we had to wait til it was dark so we could jump the barb wire fence to get it) *grins* that was a sure beaten for me the next day! Happened many times!
I really believe people take for granted how well they have it in this country; the country of opportunities...but of course you can only succeed with hard work, and perseverance. We can do and accomplish everything we want in life, you just need to want it really bad!
There is freedom, help for those in need (public assistance), training, education, rights, you can get everything you need and want here! you name it! I don't need to go to Cuba to experience it if I can fly to Florida...Manhattan is a little Dominican Republic, each major city has a china town, and I can go on forever!!
The USA is just a melting point of every country in the world! Amazing huh?