I began reading this article with my classic mindset of cynicism, thinking I was going to be in for a laugh about the America I have grown to hate so much. I thought, for some odd reason, that I was exempt from the generalizations and stereotypes of this America that I complain about all the time. Yet after reading this, I have come to realize that I am among the entitled populations that define America, that give us such a bad reputation, that are turning this country into ruins. So it is today that I decide to break free of the American mold I have so ignorantly occupied and become a more global citizen who isn’t afraid of a little change, a little dirt, and meeting new people. It’s time for me to actually be proud to be an American, as impossible as that may sound.