Personal Narrative: Moving To The Land Of America

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Moving to the Land of Opportunities We make many courageous decisions in our lives. Some of them turn out well, and some of them don’t. When I was seventeen years old, my senior year in high school; I found out that I have a chance to go to the Land of Liberty. I had heard so many different things about this country called the United States of America and I was warned that it would be nothing I’d expected. It was the toughest decision my family and I had to make. There were two sides of it, a positive side which could lead to lots of changes and many upsides in the future and a negative side full of sadness and leaving the past. It was a month of September in 2004 when my family, which includes my younger brother, and my parents, got a VISA…show more content…
Indian culture is rich and diverse and as a result unique in its very own way. People’s manners and the ways of communicating with one another are one of the important components of Indian culture. Elders and the respect for elders is a major component in Indian culture. Elders are the driving force for any family and hence the love and respect for elders comes from within and is not artificial. An individual takes blessings from his elders by touching their feet. Elders drill and pass on the Indian culture within us as we grow. Unlike Indian culture, American culture seems to be more individually based. Many people depend on schools and other institutions to teach their children. The life style is lot different as well. Unlike the United States, “20-42% of the population in India is vegetarian which makes up more than 70% of the world’s vegetarians” (Landes). In India, unfortunately, a corruption extends into every sphere of life and is almost unavoidable. Money can get you just about anything: good grades, a good job, a good education, and even a good Internet connection. From the lofty chief minister to the lowly street sweepers, everyone has a price. And being caught on tape accepting a bribe won't necessarily jeopardize your career, especially if you can find someone else to bribe. Unlike India, in the United States, people expect to compete in every aspect of their lives. At the same time that people expect to compete, people also expect to be given an equal opportunity to grow to their potential. People believe they all have equal rights under the law and that encouraged me to study harder in college because unlike India, once I graduate, I will have an equal opportunity to get a job and become a successful citizen as anyone else in this

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