I once was asked by a visiting American journalism intern what I thought about Americans in general. Not want¬ing to possibly upset her, I instead chose to tell her what the world generally thinks about Americans:
I told her that the rest of the world knows Americans as people who work way too much, and put this work above time with their families. Compared to the rest of us, Americans also tend to take achievement to a whole new level.
The world also thinks Americans to be overly