“How many of us can articulate our thoughts as perfectly as they are when they hit like eureka? Expression is a miracle.”
“You deserve it.”
Instead of learning how to become a civic actor who understands the ins and outs of the world and its rights and wrong, I spent over 15 years of my life preparing to appear good enough to get into college.
1. So you’re from Iowa?
I quickly realized he was relentless and my words likely would not change his attitude, but I responded anyway.
Welcome to the land of the free, the home of the brave, and the input of the snarky, selfish, and ungrateful.
As Thomas Jefferson wrote, if we truly desire democracy we must “educate and inform the whole mass of the people,” for “they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”
“If you say you’re from Italy they go ‘Oh, I love pasta!’ What does that have to do with anything? Just because I’m from Italy doesn’t actually mean I’m sitting around eating pasta all day.”
EUROPE THIS, EUROPE THAT.
The question I probably got asked the most abroad was probably “Do you own a gun?” Growing up in America, more specifically Texas, guns are just part of life. In other countries, it’s not like that.