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Mike Shecket Goes To China!


At one of the pizza buffet places tonight, a couple other foreign teachers and I ran into another American.  I haven’t met, or at least talked to, very many Americans at all outside of the other three here at the school.

Basically, this guy from Kentucky came to China partly for some of the same reasons I partly came to China…more or less feeling guilty about being an American and being disgusted with what’s gone on there.  I think we feel the same way about being in China: we don’t really fit in with the culture, and we wonder if we’re really making a difference here.  And we both feel like maybe the place to be is back in America and the thing to do is to try to fix things there.

I still really hate some things about my country, but in the end, I guess I’m realizing that, in my way, I also love my country.

2 Responses to “Talking American politics in Guiyang”

  1. jenn

    Whereabouts in Kentucky do he hail from? Trivia, I know, but I miss Kentucky.

  2. Maggie

    I felt good about being an American after not being in America. Not because Americas so great, but because it is MINE.

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