No, not at all
May be a little
Yes, it is
Oh, very arrogant
I can't decide
I have been lucky enough to have lived in many countries, the US is the 7th country and one thing seems consistent and that is that most countries are arrogant! Most countries are proud and stubborn and America is just the same way. Maybe the biggest difference between America and other countries I have visted is that many Americans remain a little naive about the rest of the world. In Europe its very common for young people to go on gap years and see a bit of the world and most people in Europe vacation in different countries etc, where as in the states it is still a minority of Americans who own a passport. Most Americans dont leave the country and therefore dont know anything else but America. They never get to see how amazing a high speed rail system is and how efficent it can be or how amazing the autoban is etc. Every countries people have their faults and I think this is Americas!
I don't really think America can be deemed arrogant. There are a lot of humble people in America, too. I've been put in my place and humbled irl a few times and it's clear that being humble is much better, imho, than being arrogant.
OK, a fun fact: Did you know that "humble" came from the word "numble" which then became "umble"? Numbles, iirc, were the organs of animals used to make meat pie in the distant past. The term "eat your humble pie" came from the eating of this pauper's dish.
Also who calls it the great America?
Last edited by Higgins86; 10-18-11 at 04:36 PM.
anyone who was liberated from the German Death Camps
all the Chinese who were doomed to be Japanese slaves or genocide victims
all the people who benefited from the BILLIONS we have spent on eradicating AIDS in sub-saharan Africa