I will visit the US at some point this year and I am already wondering what differences will be apparent to me. I am not talking about the differences in the US. I am talking about how I have changed after being in Poland and Europe for the past couple of years.
The one thing I know will be different is the bombardment I will experience with the media. I am removed here from the craziness of the media because I do not speak Polish. This is definitely at positive. However, I do miss the media frenzy at times. When I do not have any real issues or drama in my life, I can always depend upon Fox News in the US to make me angry about something. They are extremely good at creating anger and fear. I miss the adrenaline rush.
Then there is the issue of diversity. The lack of diversity in warsaw used to really get to me. It doesn't so much anymore as I have become comfortable in my new home. But the US will show me again how completely complex people really are. All the differences ... and similarities. I look forward to having fresh eyes to see the wonder and beauty of diversity. I took it for granted for so long.