'Something breaks them': how our people change after moving to the USA
I have many friends who have moved from Russia to America, the author of the Young Columbus channel writes on Yandex Zen. Recently, it has been getting less and less possible to call up with them, and I no longer hope to see them ...
But even by telephone it is clear that something is wrong with them, something in them has changed. I thought a lot and talked with those who stayed in Russia. And we found a few things that “break” the Russians in America.
At first glance, it’s not clear what I’m talking about when I say that Americans are a closed people. It seems like the opposite is true. This is us from the North, we are drinking vodka with the bears, and they are sunbathing on the beaches of sunny California and enjoy life.
But it is not so. Yes, Russians are cautious and inhospitable with strangers, and Americans, on the contrary, strive to communicate with everyone. But when it comes to close friendships, everything gets upside down.
We treat friends as a family, we tell and worry about each other. And the Americans are cold and closed to relatives.
Even if a person has problems and you ask, “How are you?”, You will hear nothing but “Alright”. We have exactly the opposite.
On the subject: 'Russian mainland': what affects our people who moved to the USA
Cult of consumption
Yes, recently the boundaries have been blurred, and we are adopting more and more Western patterns of behavior, but the fact remains. In Russia there is no such cult of consumption as in America.
Life on credit and instant enjoyment. Yes, it's all about America. From time immemorial, we have been more restrained and reasonable.
The simplicity of life attracts loans, but there is no turning back ...
In this paragraph, you can immediately talk about two things. First, Americans are obsessed with health and sports. Everyone who does not even play sports considers it his duty to take a photo in the gym or on a treadmill. Such a small fake ...
And on the other hand, due to the glut of information and the constant changes in society, the psychological health of Americans suffers more than the Russians.
Often in the big cities of America you can meet crazy and homeless people. Moreover, they are all from normal families, some even had a job. That's just the "attic" went the wrong way ...
Here are a few reasons why Russians in America "break down." What reasons do you know?
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