As most of you know, my husband and I have shifted to Usa for some time. I am in awe of the wonderful people in america. Which brings me to the crux of my point…The people are the secret to USA being such a developed country.
I beg pardon from all the economists, financial institutions and other intellectuals who may dismiss my logic. What I am sharing is my personal, first hand experience and well..I truly believe it from my heart now.
I see people respecting other people here. The maintainence guys or drivers or …. are not looked down upon. Passengers greet the drivers when they get in the bus. They actually have conversations as they drive. And even if the driver doesn’t know you, he wishes you well. There is so much positivity and brotherhood I see here that it warms my heart. For the first 2 days, I thought that all this courtesy is fake. But now, I feel that even if it is fake, I am the one who is faking it or I am the one who is too closed to accept it. And…even if it is fake, the words do tend to create an aura of goodness and wellness that one can’t escape.
I met this lady who is born and bought up here in Connecticut, she liked my patiala salwar and we had a conversation while we waited for the bus. She asked about India and shared her experience with indian cooking. Before we parted ways, she told me that she wished me well and would pray for me. A complete stranger wished me well. I was so taken aback that I simply said thank you and went speechless. Not even a “me too” 😦
Anyway, It has been 10 days and I have come across 2 maintainence guys who have gone out of the way to help me.
I see everybody respecting themselves and others around them. I am in awe. I don’t see people being greedy or selfish or ..it is truly a lovely place and I wish India too could be like this.
I must thank all of you for your good wishes and prayers and blessings without which I might not have had half the lovely experiences I am having. Thank you. Lots of love and good wishes to all.
Ps – When People ask me how is America-I have a standard and honest reply. America is cold but the people here make up for it with the warmth. They truly do.