[This post is a response to PeterAtLarge’s question: Who inspired you?]
I live in
How did the change come along? I gather that this has to do with the year I spent in the
I remember, when I was in the States, a guy told me that “Americans like to challenge the authorities.” (I met this guy in a temple, and no longer remember his name.) He was right in saying so. Americans often poke fun at their presidents. I also learned, in one of the MBA subjects, that Americans are creative and the nation has one of the highest levels of entrepreneurial activities. I believe Americans’ dominance of science and business has to do with their altitude of constantly questioning and challenging the existing knowledge and systems.
Back to Peter’s question: Who inspired you. I find it difficult to pin-point specific people. Perhaps I will simply say:
American culture has inspired me - in this context.
P/S American values are not without flaws, and I am not accepting them blindly. In particular, I find Americans' penchant for guns illogical.