Today in religion we were discussing how Americans basically think they are the coolest ever, but every other country in the world think that Americans are fat, pretentious losers. This got me thinking, "Does everyone literally hate us? And if so, is there anything at all we can do to get them to like us?"
I don't really have a stand to take on it, I just think that it's fascinating to think about. It's interesting that basically every young American I've ever spoken to has hopes to travel to Europe sometime in their life, but at the same time Europeans are some of the main contenders when it comes to mocking our disgusting habits.
Don't get me wrong, America is just as filled with prejudice as my punch bowl is filled with kool-aid. It actually kind of upsets me how much it seems like we set ourselves up.
I mean, what did we expect the Italians' reaction to be when we broadcast a show like Jersey Shore? Maybe we just thought they would laugh it off and continue making pizzas and famous landmarks.