Non-Americans Are Sharing Things That Confuse Americans, And It's Eye-Opening
"That commercials for prescription drugs on television are so wrong."
As Americans, I think we often forget that the rest of the world has a different (and sometimes better!) way of doing things.
1. "Many Americans are confused by the fact that other places have police forces that are largely unarmed."
"Guns are something that many Americans make a big deal about owning, but don't spend enough time learning how to handle them safely. Or even teaching the police forces how to handle them safely and accurately."
"That 'active shooter drills' AREN'T normal, and your kids' mental and physical health SHOULD be more important than your need to cosplay a soldier and play tough."
7. "The metric system."
"The cooking thing blows my mind. I've had arguments with Americans who are adamant that the spoon measures they use are better than just using a kitchen scale and the weight, which is objectively more accurate. And if you're baking, it really matters."
15. And finally, "Providing healthcare for their citizens."
"Last month, I was picked up by an ambulance and brought to the hospital. Stayed for 11 days. All the services together cost me 130€. That's about the amount you spend on a good night out in this country. Can't understand why Americans tolerate such a scam system."
"I live in Australia, and my poodle Elvis gets subsidized insulin for his diabetes. It's wild that my country values my puppy more than America values its tax-paying citizens."
TBH, I wouldn't mind implementing some of these here in the US! What do you think? LMK in the comments below!
Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.