Friday, January 29, 2016

Land of Opportunity

I used to work with a woman from India. One day we were talking and she referred to the USA as "loo". I had no idea what she ment. Yeah, I have heard the phrase Land of Opportunity, but hadn't given it much thought.

Wikipedia entry for Land of Opportunity says, "The land of opportunity is a phrase used to suggest that a place presents many possibilities for people to earn a prosperous living, and succeed in their economic or social objectives.
It is often used with reference to the United States of America, and is similar to the concept of the "American dream". It became popular among immigrant populations who left the "old world" in search of a better life in the "new world".

Politicians talk about making America great again. I think we sometimes loose sight of the fact that America is great. I don't mean that in a prideful way. I have no desire to argue if America is greater than somewhere else. There are a lot of great places in this world, and America is a great place. 

This is definitely a land of opportunity. We will see how this goes but I am thinking of writing a few political posts talking about the blessings we enjoy. Next post will be more on LOO. 

1 comment:

  1. Well, it turns out that even though I am passionate that this is a great country, and I have my political opinions, I haven't created the posts I was thinking of.


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