Who Is The Average American?

If you Google “Average American”  Your search results will start with:

HOW MUCH HAS THE AVERAGE AMERICAN SAVED FOR COLLEGE?

HERE’S WHAT THE AVERAGE AMERICAN WILL PAY FOR OBAMACARE, BY AGE, IN 2017

HERE’S HOW MUCH THE AVERAGE AMERICAN HAS SAVED FOR RETIREMENT

So…Is it all about money?  What makes a person qualify for this club.  Is it your ancestry?  Unless you’re a Native American, we all come from somewhere else.  Is it our religious background?  Here, you are promised religious freedom, and the ability to worship the way you want to, or not at all.  These days, that assertion would be challenged by many.

Some would say that the average American has a certain cultural ideology, but I’m not sure that the “average” person in America would pass that test either. Members of political parties feel that their party is the special one…the one that represents the average American.  How many people have you “unfriended” for opposing views in this crazy time election?  I’m talking about social media, and real life.

Why can’t we feel, on average, the sense of unity and patriotism that we felt on September 12, 2001?  Does it take that magnitude of tragedy to us to move us to the realization that we are all on a journey together as Americans?  Let’s just make up our minds to feel that emotional about our country everyday, without going through such a great loss.  It seems that we have built this great club…this community, and now we have decided we don’t like it or want to be in it. At least not with “them”. Our country’s motto, “E pluribus unum” translates to “Out of many, one”. We’re not meant to be the same, but to work together.

Where do you stand?  Are you an average American?  Has the description turned into an advertising ploy?  Did the “Average American” get lost in the “Good Old Days”?

 

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