I Did Not Realize These Habits Were Uniquely American Until I Moved to Italy

Oof, we all need therapy

A peaked wooden barn on a wide open prairie with a huge American flag hanging on it. The sky behind is blue with white clouds.
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The problem with growing up in the United States (OK, one of the problems) is that we believe that everyone in the world is the same as us. We think that everyone shops at Target, eats sugar bomb cereal for breakfast, can’t leave the house without a bottle of water strapped to their person, and…




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Jill Francis

Jill Francis

American immigrant in Italy with too many degrees in Psychology. I write about everything I’m afraid of. jillfranciswrites@gmail.com

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