I’m not sure I’m part of the brain washed generation, but then again, who wants to be part of that? I think every generation regards the following generation as the brain washed one and thinks of their own as the best there is. But then again, is it really so?
I mean, through my life I’ve been brain washed into thinking a lot of things. Like when I went to school in the US I was brain washed into thinking that it was the greatest nation on earth and Europe merely consists of France and some place called Rome. Once back home in Sweden I kinda realized that wasn’t the case though. But I do love what my time in the States taught me. It taught me a lot of things that can’t be taken away from me:
1. Be proud of who you are and where you come from.
2. To be polite, curious and eloquent.
3. That America truly is a great country, no matter what stupidities are going on over there right now.
4. That I’m moving back there in a split second when the right opportunity shows up.
So to summarize, Americans might be a bit self centered, but then again, why not. For me America is NYC, Miami, Key West, LA and SF and then there’s a huge wasteland somewhere in between and I suppose that’s where all Trump-voters live, but hey, we have rednecks in Europe too (Hello Brexit!!!!) So, brain washed or not. I’m hereby declaring I love the States no matter what.
Photos: Johan Rastenberger