26Sept14 Meeting of Academic Conversations

Interesting to hear people’s origin stories of how their families ended up in US.

Most came for economic advantage, political stability or education and got what they came for

 

We discussed:

Positive and negative traits of US

US ranking

Propaganda in US as well as other countries

patriotism

safety
gun control

political freedom

employment opportunities

cost of living

education

Does more money towards education guarantee better education?

stress

politics, education and quality of living in other countries

top 10 rated countries to live in

interviews/discussions with people familiar/living in other countries including Singapore, Australia and Norway

Dangers of thinking of country as best

benefits of appreciating where you live

 

Basically everyone said they enjoyed living in the US but would be interested in visiting other countries and realize there are other countries with a lot to offer. Main countries of interest were:

France

Japan

Australia

Costa Rica

Singapore

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