We talked about freedom and the american-way on a theoretical level (e.g. about the god given right to experience freedom). But are these terms just theoretical constructs that are immaterial in real life - or are there REAL things through which they can manifest? In daily life: Makes it a difference to live in a country like the us or could you make more or less the same experiences in a socialistic system?
I would like to discuss, if there are everydays-life-experiences that can be experienced on their highest level within a country that upholds the esprit of freedom and lives out the mentality of liberty.
Which everyday-life experiences are typically american, makes life worth living and makes a country of freedom worth to be defended?
I will start telling some experiences, that I find to be valuably:
- To cruise down a highway
- To celebrate thanks-giving with your family
- To be at a BBQ,…
- To do something within the community
- To jump into pool in the early afternoon in the garden of a victorian house while being surrounded by friends
- To drive in a pickup along a corn-filed
- To cruise down hypermarket-shelves with a shopping trolley
- Sitting in a diner
(Clearly the value of these experiences is subjective. Soon I will describe why I like these things, but I have to think about them a while)
When did you experience the american-way last time or in general? And why did this feel good? I would be glad to hear about it…