All the choices we make reveal something about our personality, surrounding and .
our upbringing influences these choices. The way we speak, dress, the food we eat, the .
music we listen to tells allot about us and how we came to be. Everywhere we look in .
America we can see different cultural signs. It's really amazing how we can tell the .
difference between an American person, and a non American just by looking at them; and .
between people from different parts of our own country.
I think the most significant cultural sign in modern day America is that this.
year in the state of California, there were hundreds of political candidates running for the .
governor of California. It illustrates what kind of country we are and that we like.
diversity and choice and how in the end decisions will be based on introspection. It shows .
that we are capable of levity even in the midst of a serious campaign. It speaks to the .
cultural intelligence that is America.
I believe that now in the 21st Century the media is responsible for influencing .
much of our culture. We are saturated with television advertisement. During television .
commercial brakes we are bombarded with brand new products that are coming out. One .
of the reason they do that is because they want people to come and spend money in their .
The three essays illustrated a common perception of American life. The common .
theme among them is how we as American'slive to work, and we are always trying to .
invent something else and come out with something new. Bill Bryson, in his what's .
cooking essay wrote Walter Scott saw that all the restaurants were closing down at 8 .
p.m., he decide to load a wagon with sandwiches and park it outside the offices of the .
Providence Journal, since he had no competition his business was doing well. Soon after .
this lunch wagons began appearing all over. This is how we love to work, working 8 .
hours a day was not enough for these people.