Americans: a steep,learning curve when dealing with the rest of the world

We Americans need a cause.  We don’t ask to be this way, but we really can’t help ourselves.  As a people with so little history and in our own opinions so few real problems, we tend to focus outside the US to address this need.  We know that we are a self-absorbed people, but we don’t know how to cure ourselves of this affliction.  So, when the opportunity arises we jump at the opportunity to ‘help’. We need to do something. It’s honorable, it’s well-meaning but it is certainly not meant to be the great white saviors coming to the rescue. Americans need to be educated to how the world works.  We are so used to saving the world that when we find a cause we jump at it.  So, please don’t judge us too harshly. As a culture who has always believed ourselves to be the center of the world, it’s a bit overwhelming to learn that there are others out there trying to make sense of there own politics and plight. We are good people trying to make sense of the new world that we can now see 24/7/365. Help us to learn that there are other ways to do things.


About danthescienceman

Educator and coach for 32 years. I love to run. I love the river and I love traveling to other countries as a visitor rather than a tourist. My vocation is service to young people. I do this through my teaching, coaching, mentoring and modeling how to truly live the life I have created. Mantra: Gifts are best honored when they are shared in the service of others.
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