How I See the US After Living in Europe for 2.5 Years | minimalist travel


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    Vegan Nomad ChickVegan Nomad Chick

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    I didn't think visiting the States after travelling through Europe for the past 2.5 years would be so difficult (yet illuminating at the same time), but I've experienced major culture shock in the past three weeks. I knew the American way of life was a certain way before leaving the States, but now that I've been away for a while, I feel like I view things differently. These are only a few of the major differencesI've noticed between life in the US vs. life in Europe. I have a lot more to discuss but I didn't want to make the video SUPER long. Thanks for watching!
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Vegan Nomad Chick
Vegan Nomad Chick

Sorry I can’t reply to all of your comments right now because the comment section is pretty busy! Thank you for watching, though. Here are some answers to the most common questions I’ve received: 1. While the UK is included in the continent of Europe geographically, the UK and Europe are two completely different regions, culturally and economically. Hence my distinction in this video. 2. I am back in Europe for good. I was only visiting family in the US for a month. My husband Kuba is Polish so legally I can reside in any EU country permanently, and that’s what we plan to do. 3. Right now we are travelling through Europe living out of our van. We recently converted it this past summer. 4. So if I haven’t visited your country yet (Portugal, the Netherlands, Finland, etc.) we’ll definitely visit with our van! We’re in Croatia right now and our plan is to continue driving south to Greece. Then we’ll head to Turkey! 5. We afford our travels because I earn money on YouTube, my blog, and my husband Kuba busks (plays guitar on the street). Yes, this is enough money to live off of if you live simply. 6. We both started our minimalist journeys several years ago, so our current lifestyle was years in the making. 7. Before we got married (I met him in Scotland right after I left the US), I never had to apply for visas because I’d only visit countries that don’t require them (for American citizens). Right now, American citizens with a valid passport can travel to 186 countries without applying for a visa in advance: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_requirements_for_United_States_citizens 8. While travelling through Europe, I’d live in Airbnb apartments (by myself or with a local) for 2-6 months at a time. Sometimes I’d stay for only a week or two (like in Slovenia or Cyprus) but the majority of my stays were months-long. 9. Also, I’m 34 and 5 feet tall. So thanks for thinking I look like a badass! ;) Thank you again for watching! —Lisa

Vor 4 Monate
De Code
De Code

I am sorry but you clearly only have visited the tourists or good areas. In any other parts of a city or country you would have to watch out for danger. In certain parts in Dublin, if you glance or look at a person... you are likely to get beaten or worse. I could not watch anymore. This is really tunnel vision.

Vor 5 Tage
Kathryn Adams
Kathryn Adams

+Koen Dekoning love it!! True! I was married to a man who was at war with everyone!

Vor 15 Tage
Clovis france
Clovis france

@Vegan Nomad Chick Great vid, thanks. Nevertheless, France, Germany, Belgium or Netherlands share much more values with UK than with eastern european countries (no offense for these countries). Even with the BREXIT, a majority of Brits are true european ! Especially if you are a scottish. So why excluding UK from Europe ? Do you mean continental Europe ? I work with brits, have friends, we don't feel different.

Vor 16 Tage
rasta girlnz
rasta girlnz

Respect...my ex was a busker and it helped heaps... Living in New Zealand we work to live not live to work... And it's beautiful.. u would seriously fit in so well here...

Vor 19 Tage
Namolo Kaman
Namolo Kaman

Hi VNC! Wonderful, well-argued testimony. I am sure you already knew this, but the psychological climate in the US is utterly toxic ( highly anxiogenic ), BY DESIGN! Socio-structurally, the point is to isolate people from one another by reducing trust and cooperation, which, along with a concomitant reduction in critical thinking ability ( and literacy, generally ), promotes consumption, particularly: conspicuous – narcissistic – consumption, along with, well, guns and psychotropic drugs! ...Social engineering for the personified Market ( corporations ). See Noam Chomsky's "Manufacturing Consent", among many sources. Also, the thing about News magnifying people's fears by hyper-focusing them on statistically small negative -- "newsworthy" -- events, is that psychological research indicates that humans pay more attention, and are also more receptive to advertising messages, if they are mentally "shocked" just prior: it literary lowers their mental defenses, rendering them more vulnerable -- unconsciously -- to suggestion, like: "Buy this!" The cumulative effect is the so-called "Mean World Syndrome", as well as "Stranger Danger" -- among other paranoid delusions! --, as prototypically seen in the US; though other countries are gradually catching up, as US-styled rationalization of the media and of culture tragically sips in and takes over, through "soft-power" ( cultural Americanization ). Note: 'rationalization' to boost praaafits, of course!

Vor 23 Tage
Nunya Dambidniss
Nunya Dambidniss

Please leave the USofA. Permanently. Or kill yourself.

Vor 29 Minuten
Adam S
Adam S

Weird, I never noticed this fearful feeling in the U.S. other than parents for their children and being in part of a city known for crime. Returning to the U.S. after living in Japan for 3 years I was very surprised to see the huge concern anyone I knew who had children with where and who their children were with. Then there is quite apparent racism about what parts of a city are 'safe' as numerous people said stuff about they would never drive to a certain part of a city or if I wanted to meet them at a restaurant for dinner they always expressed surprise and wanted to meet for lunch during daylight if they were even willing to visit that part of the city. Most people in the U.S. view their own part of the city as relatively safe but think it is much worse in other areas. On the other hand in my own experience, Japan felt 100% safe and I never had any issues in SE Europe from Croatia, Greece, Bulgaria, and Turkey but I did have incidents in Ireland and Germany with people trying to start fights (both involved alcohol and being the only obvious foreigner in the area).

Vor Stunde
julian florenz
julian florenz

I a European watching this am very happy right now

Vor 2 Stunden
Evilmike42
Evilmike42

Love all the bwaizou NPC scum here. Renounce your so-called 'citizenship' and stay in Europe; that way everybody will be happy, you worthless slave.

Vor 2 Stunden
SirAntoniousBlock
SirAntoniousBlock

Hahaha crazy American women walking around with pens waiting to stab you if you look at them crossways.

Vor 13 Stunden
Yana Kazbekova
Yana Kazbekova

Great point about the state of fear, hidden on the back of people's mind, here in the US. I enjoyed your video about Croatia, which was the first one of your videos I saw. Thanks for all your good point. Keep up!

Vor 15 Stunden
Chas B
Chas B

Yeah! I lived in Tokyo for several years, and in a big city like Tokyo both men and women can be out in the city at midnight or later and not worry about getting mugged. Not here in Los Angeles, though.

Vor 18 Stunden
michavandam
michavandam

Do Americans have guns because they don't feel safe, or do they not feel safe because so many people have guns?

Vor 19 Stunden
michavandam
michavandam

Watching this makes me think of an American who used to live in Amsterdam. In bars and restaurants, she always insisted on a chair facing the door, in case a mad man with a gun would enter. These thoughts are unheard of in Amsterdam.

Vor 19 Stunden
Epsilon Halo
Epsilon Halo

I live in Ohio and lately I've been thinking about selling everything and just moving to England. Wouldn't know anybody. Wouldn't have any money. I just want to see more of the world. It's easy to feel trapped here. It is very difficult to make anything of yourself in most parts of the United States without a car. Then there is the outrageous cost of living. I envy Europeans deeply.

Vor 21 Stunde
Ivana Plavsic
Ivana Plavsic

Just talking to americans gives me anxiety. You people are crazy and your lives are miserable.

Vor 22 Stunden
Ichundso
Ichundso

the paranoid thing was a huge shook for me bc a friend moved with her parents and her little sisters to the states and in germany it's perfectly normal to let your children play outside even out of eyesight. and so they moved their and once the little girls played soccer in a little park which is 10 m from their home... the neighbors called childprotectic services....even tho the girls told them they live nearby...

Vor 23 Stunden
CambreyGoG
CambreyGoG

Living abroad you learn a lot about your own country.

Vor 23 Stunden
Dave Rich
Dave Rich

haha love your tatoos :D

Vor Tag
behind you
behind you

does this prove that living in a less diverse country makes you feel better about yourself?

Vor Tag
Eso - One
Eso - One

One thing i noticed when i went to America is your tv is all based on fear. Trying to sell you medicine you dont need, scaring you into getting crazy insurance on everything. Nearly every program thats on is about real life crime. Watching tv is surposed to be pleasurable not an education in fear. I did have an amazing time in NYC but theres no way I would live in the states. The uk aint perfect but then where is.

Vor Tag
Niamh Green
Niamh Green

This video is so important! Especially in today's society. So many of the things you mentioned are so integral to living a healthy life, and helping to save the environment! Friends of mine went on a trip to Africa a couple if years back and they said that the reverse culture chock they had coming home was insane! I think the public transport one is a big one. I from the UK and although the train travel is expensive, it is at least very well connected (I've got a railcard so I get a third off train travel, helps keep the cost down a bit!) Plus, if you don't want to get the train, there is always a bus! And people actually use it! Even more so in other European countries. Great video!

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Marcia Terazzi Basso
Marcia Terazzi Basso

There is nothing more American than this sentence "WE HAVE TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN" I agree with you, specially with the public transportation. I live in Dallas and ANNOYS ME SO MUCH how they invest heavily in roads and not on their public transportation. I take the train and it takes me 40 minutes to work while driving takes 30 minutes, but because of traffic and there is always a accident it takes 1 hour. So I just take the train.

Vor Tag
Stephen Lynch
Stephen Lynch

Americans are made to live in fear. They talk about defending their country constantly when it has never been in threat. Certain organization need gun crime and massacre’s to happen frequently because it’s a business to them.

Vor 2 Tage
jackgoldman1
jackgoldman1

You should try living in India and see how you see the US after that. It's a point of view. No one really has all the answers or views.

Vor 2 Tage
Heroic Moose
Heroic Moose

im norwegian, so my situation is proably not the exact same as the rest of europe.I know central europe tends to be a bit more different than the nordic countries. I agree with most of what you say. As an example, public transport is fairly good in norway, but just the cities. But where i grew up the buss goes twice every hour. And you if dont live along that rout its useless, so might as well take the car. The US is probably more materialistic, but i dont want people to think that europe is this fantastic place where we dont buy things. It is very much materialistic here as well, probably not to the same degree though.

Vor 2 Tage
ramelep
ramelep

ONE MAJOR THING TO POINT OUT…😳 WISCONSIN!!! .. wisconsin is a very racist State.. filled with segregation ..and FEAR of blacks ( mainly).. i know other states and big cities can be fear based..but Wisconisn is a mess. Checkout the new Baraboo Nazi salute from Baraboo High School students 2018..

Vor 2 Tage
Kouzelna
Kouzelna

Wow, such a powerful video, it brought tears to my eyes. I moved to Europe 6 years ago and I remember the day when I realized, quite suddenly, that I was no longer afraid. That I looked forward to meeting new people, to traveling and trying new things, that I wasn't scared I was breaking some random bizarre law that would see me arrested. It's always such a complete physical shock to visit. To see Americans, my friends and family, living in such a state of aggression with themselves and the world around them as if that is normal and the way life "has to be" in "reality."

Vor 2 Tage
KayteMiss Lady
KayteMiss Lady

What about The NW, Portland, Seattle, Utah? I have never experienced the things you talk about. I’m sad that people feel that way.

Vor 3 Tage
Robert Rydlewski
Robert Rydlewski

That's strange because I feel completely opposite. I lived in USA for over 10 years, most CA (Lake Tahoe, Bay area, San Francisco )... Over all I see USA way way safer then Europ.... Maybe is because you are American and we have different perceptions. There is so much crime in Europe. And over all Europeans are assholes where American are welcome. That's my experience...

Vor 3 Tage
LUL xd
LUL xd

so how many european countries you lived in ? you cannot say "america and europe" because europe in a continent. for example northern europe is by far the safest if you compare na eu areas

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Sorrel Ronan
Sorrel Ronan

I had to pause and comment straight away as soon as you said fear as that was my main impression from a 2&half week visit to states from UK. That and isolation.

Vor 3 Tage
Elli loves pizza
Elli loves pizza

from all of the countries in this world the USA is the number 1 producer of waste

Vor 3 Tage
Michael Mengel
Michael Mengel

It's the "news" that causes the fear. I've been with my girl for 20 years and we have never watched the "news". Of course, we have seen articles and typically see issues related to our ideological stances. We do try to venture outside our bubble and learn about different view points. And it's clear. Fear is generated through the media outlets. Most people think that the country is becoming less safe but it's just the awareness has increased due to easy and constant access to "information" be it valid or not. The bigger problem is people staying isolated in their bubble and not learning about topics, people, etc...even though they have access to practically limitless information that has no real cost to discover. Kudos to you for breaking out of your bubble and experiencing the world and what it has to offer.

Vor 3 Tage
Laura Quinn
Laura Quinn

I completely agree with her. I lived in Italy for three years as a service member. I never felt culture shock when I moved there but felt it for the first time when I had to come back to the U.S. I always felt safe in Italy. Yes there is crime there but it's not having to worry about your person crime. I didn't have to worry about being raped or having my house being broken into while there. While I was there, a child was kidnapped and it enraged the entire country not just the city it happened in. That's how rare child kidnappings are there. When it was time to move back, I didn't want to move back to the U.S. Yes, I love my country but I didn't want the "American" way of life anymore and all that entailed. All the reasons she states for me are true.

Vor 3 Tage
Seb's Academy
Seb's Academy

I've never actually been to the US myself but online I definitely feel the difference in the fear and paranoia. I'm Finnish living in Australia but the constant fear is definitely an American thing. Trusting strangers is completely normal in Europe and Australia, and like you said, things happen, but it's a statistical anomaly so why spend a life afraid? The US gun law is an issue as people protect themselves from guns with guns being afraid of being without a gun when someone else has a gun so...

Vor 3 Tage
TheJoelamouche
TheJoelamouche

You got it! I am french and I lived in the US for 1,5 years, I felt the same things

Vor 3 Tage
Peter Zabransky
Peter Zabransky

How was Czech Republic and Prague not on your list? :D Moved here 10 years ago from America. Best decision of my life.

Vor 3 Tage
Vegan Nomad Chick
Vegan Nomad Chick

it is on my list. I spent a month there this summer and I’ll definitely visit it again. Hradec Kralove, Olomouc, Brno, Prague 👍

Vor 3 Tage
Renn _B
Renn _B

Well said. After 2 yrs, I still have difficulties adapting to the american culture. I grew up in Eastern Europe. Miss the ''lost'' values , true friendships , laid back life and the communal feeling in the small European cities.

Vor 3 Tage
Handy Fix
Handy Fix

“Americans live in fear?” It’s called being street wise. Yes you can be in less fear in most of Europe. It’s called living around mostly white people. At least for a little while longer. Then they will understand fear.

Vor 3 Tage
Change Is Good
Change Is Good

Wow stumbled upon this video and glad I did. You seem like a pretty cool free soul! Love the content :)

Vor 3 Tage
Adrovic Matilda
Adrovic Matilda

My problem with the Usa is the tipping , the  POLITICS ( republicans are as bad as democrats), the guns, THE EVERYDAY mass shootings, THE consumerism, greediness, and fakenes OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. Americans should learn about history, respect, tolerance, democracy, black people rights, indian people rights, latin people rights, THEY SHOULD DELIVER HEALTH INSURANCE FOR FREE TO EVERY CITIZEN. THEY SHOULD provide FREE UNIVERSITY TO EVERY CITIZEN. They should  talk more quietly and listen to the Others. A lot of work FOR YOU AMERICANS. Begin tHIS VERY  HARD WORK and STOP INTERFERING INTO middle east and everywhere else. YOU CANNOT TEACH NOBODY THE GOOD THINGS BECOUSE YOU DONT NO THE GOOD, only the bad!

Vor 3 Tage
1960's girl
1960's girl

This is why I don’t understand why people from other countries want to come here so bad. Why?

Vor 4 Tage
Jasper Paolo
Jasper Paolo

1960's girl American media always portrays the USA as “the best country in the world”. Poor people from other countries believe it because they only see the wealth of the US compared to their countries

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Flori tbh
Flori tbh

Maybe this paranoia in America is because people can get weapons so easily. In Europe you don't have to be scared to die when somebody breaks in your house

Vor 4 Tage
Ariel Cordero
Ariel Cordero

And let us not get started with the whole racial profiling thing. I'm Puertorican and whenever I'm in the states and go to any shop or mall I immediately start to notice the tails (as I call them). Security guards that are expecting you to steal something... just because you are not caucasian. It's exhausting. And the new modality: If you speak in Spanish (or any other language that is not English) be ready for the old white lady or man screaming at your face to "SPEAK ENGLISH! YOU ARE IN AMERICA!") That's really annoying. To think there's a big number of Americans that see bilingualism as something bad and to be hated. It all ties up with that whole paranoia you were speaking about. So disappointing. :(

Vor 4 Tage
Lukas Graham
Lukas Graham

Im from EU, and i have a car, i need a car. It's not really true that all people using public transport and dont need a cars.

Vor 4 Tage
Emma Ma
Emma Ma

Just have to say, can’t agree more with Americans and their cars, their disapproval of public transportation and “how you are independent with your own car”, and their “the bigger the better” backyard so they have their own big space. And workaholic, I never imagine Americans would work this much and the fact being a very developed country everyone is ok with work more (and no over time pay in some cases), I thought workaholic is a Asian country thing, but apparently I’m very wrong.

Vor 4 Tage
JocularSolid
JocularSolid

Europeans trust thier government too much. The whole point of american gun ownership isnt for personal defense, its to keep the government in check. We are an armed populace, not a bunch of pitchfork and torch weilding peasants like europeans. We remember what tyranny feels like, and dont trust any government to remain uncorrupt for long.

Vor 4 Tage
JocularSolid
JocularSolid

America is the greatest country in the world, and the greatest to ever exist. That doesnt mean that its perfect, but it is waaay better to live here than in europe, especially right now. We have chosen to distance ourselves from europe on purpose because europe is what burned us initially. American culture built the fastest growing world superpower ever to exist, and is the country that provides 80 percent of the world's beef, grain, and dairy. We invented almost all modern luxuries because of our "constant need to uograde". And i hate to pull this trope out, but thank us for speaking your native languages and nit German.

Vor 4 Tage
Lazerbeam
Lazerbeam

A homeless person stabbed my roommate in downtown Portland and I've had my car broken into. I'd say that is something to be fearful of here in America. 🤔

Vor 5 Tage
tom ruth
tom ruth

You bring up some interesting points. In the states, I think the media thrives on the bad things that happen. If you listen to the news all the time it will make you paranoid.

Vor 5 Tage
Virtuitous Vampire
Virtuitous Vampire

I’m from Canada and I see that the USA is always fear mongering. It’s not a free country. It’s paranoid delusional to watch American news. Fox News is like fear on steroids. Canadian News doesn’t inspire fear. Even when we have had horrible events in Canada it seems the Americans have twisted it entirely to conform to a narrative of complete terror. Much like the alt right are trying to do by creating this narrative against Europe these days. I gave up tv 6 years ago. I sometimes watch commercials when I’m at my friends place occasionally. But yeah it’s commercial propaganda machine that tells you to consume.i totally realize how in the past I’ve been programmed since childhood.

Vor 5 Tage
gingerandpippin
gingerandpippin

this is really interesting. I'm from England. I've only felt slightly unsafe a couple of times - walking through a dodgy neighbourhood alone at night because I am 5ft3, female and know nothing about self defence. When I lived in London I would happily walk home alone a few miles after a night out at 4am or take a night bus. Nothing ever happened. When I was 21, I went to the USA for 10 days by myself. NYC, Hartford and Boston. I felt perfectly safe the entire time. I felt less nervous in Manhattan than I do in London (probably because it's impossible to get lost on a grid). I went out at 1am to buy water and felt totally safe. Seeing cops with guns tucked into their belts made me nervous, but they were nice friendly people and it happy to have a chat with a tourist. Our police don't carry firearms - they'll only hit you with a stick if they absolutely have to lol. I was over there when hurricane Ike was happening, and I wanted to see what was going on with that and I made the mistake of switching on the news. Oh my god - i've never seen anything like it. Honestly the way your news stations carry on you'd think the world was coming to an end - no wonder people are paranoid if this is where they get their views on the world from!! I can't handle the doom and gloom of the news on the best of days but at least in the UK we are a bit more relaxed about things - 'shit happens, this is the shit that happened today.. ok next story'. At a hotel in Hartford the desk clerk was really anxious about me going out for a walk around the local park because there was a storm coming and there had been a shooting there several weeks ago. I went anyway. I got a little bit damp in DRIZZLE, didn't get shot, and had tacos for the first time. I was surprised by how stunned Americans were with how unfazed I was about doing things like going for a walk, taking a bus (i can't drive so I peter pan bussed it everywhere), walking alone at night. Nothing happened to me. I was fine. Y'all need to calm down and stop worrying so much.

Vor 5 Tage
Пользователь Google
Пользователь Google

I wonder are you from Kazakhstan?

Vor 5 Tage
Jasper Paolo
Jasper Paolo

Пользователь Google she’s korean

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Alyson Burrell
Alyson Burrell

I TOTALLY hear you on the public transport thing especially. I'm from NY and I married an Irish guy and moved to Ireland 5 years ago. Before that we lived in the UK for a year. (UK trains....SO expensive!) But the stigma is real! I didn't even realise my own bias when I was living in the states. People really look down on public transport and as a result people don't take it unless they absolutely have to. In Europe it's just the done thing. Because people don't take public transport in the US, it's not a money maker and falls into disrepair and it's a vicious cycle. I've also noticed that we (Americans) tend to be more selfish, generalisation of course. The point of view tends to be "as long as I've got mine why should I help anyone else??" whereas it's much less like that in Europe. (Of course there are people like that everywhere because it's human nature.) And the "ask your Dr about DrugX" thing is SO weird!! Never thought about that until I went back to the states. Rather shocking really.

Vor 5 Tage
James 007
James 007

Because every aliens ,UFO natural calamities, zoobies invasion are on America... rest of the at peace all the time...lol

Vor 5 Tage
Mashy
Mashy

I'm from Australia and moved to Europe and have similar feelings best thing I ever did Europeans know how to live.

Vor 5 Tage
ARENELL WINDLEY
ARENELL WINDLEY

I too am a minimalist and try my best to live with less material attachments. America wants to make robots out of its citizens. And mind control is being employed on every social level. America is a matrix of deception. Be not deceived by the ads stimulating an unnecessary desire to want that which is not needed.

Vor 5 Tage
Rodney Smart
Rodney Smart

I'm feelin ya. I loved living in Europe

Vor 5 Tage
Mik Szekely
Mik Szekely

Oh my god get to the point Jesus Christ

Vor 5 Tage
troy myck
troy myck

Europe is the first world.

Vor 6 Tage
A.S Potamianos
A.S Potamianos

You can blame FOX news for that paranoia

Vor 6 Tage
Timothy George
Timothy George

Wow! " when did you stop living in fear". I guess that's what I felt when I was in the U.S. Are we Americans paranoid? Good video, gave me insight, thanks

Vor 6 Tage
bandit 911
bandit 911

Murica 🇺🇸

Vor 6 Tage
Ricardo Martinez
Ricardo Martinez

I migrated to the US when i was 20. Lived here for about 12 years. I travel to Europe once a year. What you are saying is true. I like the system in the US, but those things you point out makes the living over here a nightmare.

Vor 6 Tage
Cristina Glaría
Cristina Glaría

I'm astonished that you still say "America" meaning USA.... Please be aware that America includes south and north America, and USA is only a part of North America. I'm bored with all this people from USA that think and speak on his way.

Vor 6 Tage
Grizz Kid
Grizz Kid

Did you ever see many "no trespassing" or equivalent signs in Europe? That would be more of a rural thing, but am curious.

Vor 7 Tage
nana Kimu
nana Kimu

I've been in France with the same paranoid mental, and it has ruined my entire year there. It was only when I went back to the states then I started missing Europe, A LOT

Vor 7 Tage
bbmld_
bbmld_

Europe is the best place to live (at least west/north/south/middle). I'm proud to be european and grateful to have been born here.

Vor 7 Tage
doomblackdragon
doomblackdragon

Who is this person and why was she on my recommended videos? This video was so damn boring. You rant to much and have no coherent thought in the video.

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Squirrel at Thunder Creek
Squirrel at Thunder Creek

Glad that you are familiar with the Balkans. I have been over here since Jan ‘17. Originally a GA native :) If you’ve not yet travelled in Bulgaria, you should join me for some skiing in December and we can compare travel notes !

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Malcolm Harris
Malcolm Harris

The people are told to fear the other, be the other black, Latino or LGBTQ. That causes a fear that is commonly vnoiced in the media.

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Constantly Correct
Constantly Correct

Americans living in fear: Yes. you can thank the overly sensationalized news media for this. Americans despising public transit: Correct. It's because Americans take pride in being self sufficient. And NOT relying on the government to provide their well-being in life. America has more space and loves having large spaces: Correct. And we are the envy of the world for this. Everyone would love to have more space for themselves. Constant ads Manipulating People into buying crap they don't need: Correct. People are simply trying to fill the hole in themselves by filling it with crap. They have been convinced that life is better when you buy "that thing" that will supposedly make you life better. Americans work a lot: Yes. That's a good thing. And we reap the rewards from it. America was literally founded on the idea of working hard to live your own personal dream. That's why people flocked there. Americans don't cook at home: Correct. TQuick and easy food is too abundant and to affordable.

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Shannon Mchenry
Shannon Mchenry

the pharmaceutical ads in the US are insane!! I hate eating out, it is so strange that a "home cooked meal" is a treat!

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Wïlløw
Wïlløw

I'm tired of all the dumb political ads

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Shannon Mchenry
Shannon Mchenry

i was born and live in Indiana- I do not have fear or paranoia. Most small towns near me don't have public buses.

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Ben Becker
Ben Becker

(In Germany) we always place a bottle of wine in our smal "garden house" so that everyone who is breaking into the house is not geting angry and just leave it with the wine. :)

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Wïlløw
Wïlløw

lol in the us they would just take everything and the wine

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Mikej1592
Mikej1592

The only time I was able to relax in my life when I visited Japan, that was the only time I didn't suffer massive social anxiety, no panic attacks and not once was I afraid of being out at night or anywhere even was fully comfortable in large crowds. in america I hate large crowds and I never really go out because I suffer massive anxiety out and about in america.

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Laydee Vay
Laydee Vay

*My 14 year old brother got shot at the park around the corner from his school while waiting for our Dad to pick him up. It's really hard not to worry after that. You never think something like that will happen to you or your family until it does but I understand how you shouldn't let it hold you back but it's hard..*

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Wïlløw
Wïlløw

yeah and europe is safer than the us

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FrightfulAccountant
FrightfulAccountant

Put it in simple words: we in Europe thend to like the democrats, because they represent much of the same things we believe in, but we associate, wrongly or rightly, republicans with a very evil mix of greed, fascism, bad international politics and the habbit of using christianity to judge and label others. that's my view on my love-hate relationship to the US. I know it is ,not all that correct but it is the first thing that comes in mind...

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Mary Bergherr
Mary Bergherr

FrightfulAccountant pretty spot-on. Trump is deplorable. I envy Lisa for getting out.

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Bonny Simiyu
Bonny Simiyu

When i went to America i also definitely noticed that Americans really live in fear,lots of it,there are so many versions of fear that visitors cant get a true picture of America at all! And the racism i met in some quarters was shocking,a young man and his friend refered to me as a nigger.

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Federico Scala
Federico Scala

maybe that's why USA elected Trump. Paranoia is addictive and it's easy to get caugh in this fearful way of living.

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Cata Boss
Cata Boss

America is like the wild west in regards to crime and the streets in major cities are filled with homeless and junkies

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ygmfmh
ygmfmh

The same 'vibe' you are getting about fear and hate in america, is the same bias you are 'vibing' here...

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Wïlløw
Wïlløw

idc that she's saying that about the us because it's true lol I've lived in the us my whole life and I've never been out of the country

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ygmfmh
ygmfmh

Vegans are a cancer on the planet

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Wïlløw
Wïlløw

they're not hurting me so idc

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Peace Harmony
Peace Harmony

Just discovered your channel. Immediately subbed! I think your content will be very interesting.

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Aniiko A
Aniiko A

Haha imagine if you were raised there for 6-8 years. I have been back to the USA for over 18 years, and i am still an alien here. Military kids that grow up abroad have a very different perspective of Americans/America if they were open to European life style. What you are referring to is a very conservative profile. Um... not trying to be political, but its political thought, people who think more left (central to far) don’t see the world like that. It’s sometimes the groups you are around via family and family associate, cultural environment, and heritage. So though you say its not all Americans... its like a split. We worry about it, but we dont live like we are on the front line. And not all news is like that too. LOL this video is soooo truthful.

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danilo pompey
danilo pompey

America has more criminals, jailed and unjailed, than almost anywhere in the world. I think that warrants being on the alert. Your attitude shows a lack of street smarts, or as you say, a demonstrable lack of paranoia . . .

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Wïlløw
Wïlløw

yeah like it's a lot safer in europe

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OldAzureSoul Ben
OldAzureSoul Ben

I understand the fear thing, especially when different skin tones are brought in to the mix. I wonder if someone with a darker skin tone would have the same experiences as you overseas or be treated the same as they are in America

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Wïlløw
Wïlløw

I think europeans are less racist but idk I've never been out of the country

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saltyragequit 123
saltyragequit 123

100% creep

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Wïlløw
Wïlløw

are you describing yourself lol

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saltyragequit 123
saltyragequit 123

why your hair so short?

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Wïlløw
Wïlløw

why's your dick so short tf

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Nick Warren
Nick Warren

The USA is built on FEAR

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Ru__ty Ru__ty
Ru__ty Ru__ty

Nick Warren and blood!

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moonskin1976
moonskin1976

They live in fear BECAUSE of their government making them afraid with tyranny and constant propaganda on the news 24/7 of selling fear, fear and more fear. This is NOT a free country anymore...

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Liam Reidy
Liam Reidy

No offence.... But... The US keeps its citizens scared to push the gun culture.... The fear of terrorism.... Gangs.... It keeps Americans in line... That's why the news on TV is so misinforming as well... In my opinion..!

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nigo fult
nigo fult

Slovenia is not balkan, but central european !

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11Cassiopeia
11Cassiopeia

If you ever have the chance to visit South Africa - there you can feel fear in the air constantly! I lived there for 26 years and when I returned to Europe and the U.K., I felt far more secure and even though the MSM constantly reports on crime, I don’t feel like in South Africa. I think if you yourself put out this fear into the ethers, you are more prone to attract negative experiences. Despite the high crime rate in SA, apart from having my car broken into twice, nothing bad ever happened to me physically. Best wishes for your further travels!✨✨

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Tryste Wilber
Tryste Wilber

I'm also an American who's been living in Europe (the UK and Germany) for the past 20 years of my life. I left when I was 18 to study in Scotland and have never felt "ready" to go home. I have a steady job in Hamburg now, so this is basically home. And after watching your video, I have to say that absolutely EVERYTHING you say rings true with my experience as well. There are also a few other things to spring to mind when I think about the cultural differences between Europe and the States: the fact that you see elementary-aged children out and about on their own, walking or using public transport to get to and from school. The fact that alcohol consumption is more ingrained in the culture, too -- from British binge-drinking to the fact that you can happily sip Glühwein while you go ice-skating here in Germany, or drink on the streets at any time. Or in a car, for that matter, as long as you're not driving! That said, I'm starting to see more of the consumer culture developing here in Germany, and I think it's getting to be that way in the UK as well. People always want the newest things, and are ready to throw what they own the next season. There are fewer thrift stores, yes, but for that people tend to sell what they own themselves -- either by using online platforms or flea markets.

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Pencil Girl
Pencil Girl

It's stan baton, greets from Poland ;)

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Mike Turco
Mike Turco

The police state feeds off our fears

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NovorSec
NovorSec

lol thats true, most americans are good people but super paranoiac about everything, they are always thinking a terrorist attack is just about to happen near them, perverts are watching their childs 24/7 one of their neighbors must be a mass murderer, irak was ready to invade america (not even Russia was able of that but whatever xD, Islamic forces r training thousands of soldiers inside US territory ready to murder everyone at any moment xD, aliens r ready to invade the US from the antartica, dunno why only the US and why from the antartica but anyways...lol they always live in fear, and the fun part is that USA is one of the safes and calmest places you can visit lol i think is because their total lack of socialization, everyone will tell you that americans r cold and distant, may behave nice and cool, but they keep distance from everyone, like an AI or something, they really dont have friends and what ever number of friends they have it stays a fix number for the rest of their lifes whit normally only -1 as the only variable :/ (you know they could be bad guys) they kinda remember me mexicans in that way but mexicans can be more friendly and actually become your friends why you guys think they are like that?

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Juuso Hämäläinen
Juuso Hämäläinen

You learned a lot in Europe about less is more. Congratulations.

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Da Mama
Da Mama

Do you work or have to interact on a continuing basis to make a living or just living off of savings? That may change your attitude. You look terrible, a tattooed broad with a shaved head and a tongue piercing. You present as a person with no values or morals. Could you compete in the EU market place for a job?

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dado buric
dado buric

I moved to North America 20 years ago from Europe, trying to explain this to my friends who are born here. Couldn't do it, thank you so much for this video, they all have to listen to your words, you are 100% right....

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Danny 314
Danny 314

this is really a mostly garbage/nonsense description of Europe having lived here for 28 years

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Natalia Moraes
Natalia Moraes

If you think people in the States live in fear, than you will NEVER came to Brazil! It's this fear, plus 10 times! Specially now...

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Dickie Chaznick
Dickie Chaznick

*I'm not sure how I ended up here, but I'm so glad I did, and I will be subscribing. I've never subscribed to a vlog before, but I found your honesty, openness and sheer enthusiasm so absorbing. I found myself laughing when you laughed about things, and being concerned about the things you found concerning... or just plain weird!* *I was born between Annan and Dumfries in south-west Scotland, but spent most of my adult life living between homes in the Isle of Man, the U.S. and Australia, but have also visited mainland Europe for many holidays (sorry, vacations! LOL). I just found your story so interesting. Especially about the paranoia in the US, which to be fair, I don't think many Americans are aware of due to their limited travel outside of the States. Obviously I can only generalise. Anyway I'mm off to see one (or possibly more?) of your other videos. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences so far.*

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