I have my doubt about you being an ''American'' First of all, the Asian shows you mentioned that you see are all these ''goodie goodie'' Asian shows, and of course you're going to think they are the best. Get real, and watch their reality shows, and face their real world. There must be a reason why Asian countries have the highest rate of suicide.
. Start watching their real life shows on TV.or cable like I have done. They had one reality show about people living in SK, and I never thought family could be so cruel. Leaving their old parents thrown in the streets, in the winter cold bc they got married, and there was no place for them in their new life..Or the wife, leaving the sick husband and her 4 children bc the husband lost his job, ''and she was not going to work to feed them.'' (but she did remarried, was working and had more children) UGH!
I guess in Asian countries they don't don't believe ''in sickness or in health, for better or worse.'' I saw in a reality show many young girls abandoned, and having to work to support their siblings or abandoned father/mother. They could no longer continue with their studies bc they had to work, and take that burden on themselves.
In Japan, disgusting old man with family and young children, paying from their salary thousand of dollars (yen/won) to touch these young girls that served them coffee or sang for them . Girls as young as 12 years old, are forced by their parent to do this kind of things to help with the cost of living in that country bc is their duty as a ''good son/daughter.''
I don't know why you mention Jerry Springer show that was cancelled ''centuries ago'' bc everything in that show was STAGED, and anyone that watched that show had to be crazy since it was pure garbage that only made that man a millionaire.
If the same way you chose to watch nice Asian shows/dramas/movies, you would watch the many nice programs American TV also offers, you wouldn't be glorifying Asian TV, movies, dramas so much.
I have seen the ugliest scenes in Asian dramas that to this day at 57 years old I have not seen in American TV, dramas, or movies. In Asian dramas.movies they never mention the content in them. I don't even know why you are making such a big deal bc we want the synopsis to add the content in the drama.
All the shows you mentioned here from American TV are rated, and they fully describe its content. If you chose to watch that kind of stuff/garbage is on you. In Asian drama you never know what you'll end up seeing , and that is the only reason why it bothers me so much bc I wasn't ready for the content I saw in them.
You are ashamed to be born in America? You should be ashamed of yourself, for saying that. Go and live in one of those Asian countries you glorify so much, and I bet you will live to regret it bc you need to wake up from Dramaworld, and face reality. You mention pollution? Have you seen a documentary about pollution in Asian countries? Do me a favor and watch the nightmare of pollution in those countries.
''Give to Cesar what belongs to Cesar"' America is far from perfect, you are right about that, but we are blessed to be born or live in this country, and with all its ''faults'' I would not change it for anything in this world. Nobody is perfect, and for you to be so judging of your own country, it's a shame, and I hope your words don't come to haunt you one day.
Demographics of suicides in South Korea:
Of the 29,501 suicides in South Korea between 2009 and 2010, the causes were:
psychological despair 28.8% (8,489 cases)
physical pain 22.6% (6,672)
economic difficulties 15.9% (4,690)
family problems 11.4% (3,363).
In cases of youth suicide, the most common cause is pressure related to the College Scholastic Ability Test. (Source: wiki).
The high-rate countries (>18.0) include Japan (24.0), South Korea (31.0), and Sri Lanka (23.0) (Figure 1).
Millions in Asia die every year from air pollution, study says
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Students in Asia are professional test takers, because since elementary school they are trained to excel in exams and search logically for direct answers. Students in the U.S., however, learn to challenge standard answers and explore different possibilities. While both sides have their merits, the American attitude of examination would flounder in Asian schools, as the workload is simply too great; there is not enough time to scrutinize every answer epistemologically. A lot of the coursework in Asian schools requires memorizing, so the mentality is absorb, absorb, absorb.
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These information are readily available here when you google them. It may help you to wake up from the fantasy world you have created in your mind about Asian countries. I'm not telling you Asian countries are bad, but I am telling you right now USA is nothing to be ashamed of. Shame is on you!