The Importance Of Ignorance In America

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All around the world, Americans are known for possessing certain characteristics. We are seen as ignorant, selfish, but also hardworking. Americans are known for these characteristics and I see them in people that I know every day. Americans are called ignorant because they never seem to mind the "outside world". They really only seem to care about what is happening to them, not others. For example, my best friends' hillbilly uncle actually refuses to watch the news about other countries claiming, "it's not happening to us, so why should I even care?'. Many Americans are ignorant about many topics; for example, racism. If it doesn’t affect them, they don’t want to educate themselves on the topic at hand. Along with being ignorant, Americans are also, selfish people. They care about no one but themselves. They rather worry about their …show more content…

People from all over the world come to this country to achieve the American dream, which is a hard task to do. We have the ability to work hard for what we want. My aunt, from my mom's side, came to this country when she was just seven years old. She didn’t speak or understand English at all. With hard work and dedication, she was able to speak and understand English. On top of that, she was able to pursue her dreams. She got her bachelor's degree in teaching and is now a teacher at a charter school in NYC. She has inspired me and showed me that hard work really does pay off. Another person who shows me that in order to get ahead in life is through hard work is my grandma. My grandma is a woman who came to this country to make life better for her ten children. She worked a lot to provide for her kids and make sure they didn’t grow up the way she did. There are both positive and negative characteristics that are associated with being an American. We can be ignorant and selfish but we can also be hard working. We work for what we want and achieve our

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