Everything’s bigger in America

by Eddie on August 29, 2009 · 1 comment

in Prose, Sweden

Since coming to Stockholm, the one question — other than how do I like living in Stockholm or what am I studying at University — is what is it like coming from such a large country?

Every time I hear the question, I’m baffled by its premise. Is it a commentary on the U.S.’s geographical and social diversity? Its massive government and infrastructure? Or the fact that we’re a bunch of fat-asses — even though many Americans pride themselves on the junk in their trunks.

In fact, the U.S. really isn’t all that special. China and India have our population sizes easily beaten with at least a billion people each, while Russia and Canada have us beat by land area.

But what are the benefits from living in such a “large” country? I usually tell them that at least I’m allowed to make fun of a lot people. After all, the only person allowed to hit my little brother is me.

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