America 's The Great Of America Essay

1007 Words Oct 29th, 2015 5 Pages
America the Great
“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” These were the words of Harry Truman, the 33rd President of the United States. Because of our foundation of determination throughout history, America has, since its inception, been on a pedestal for the world to admire. America has been at the cutting edge in many facets of society, including technology, warfare, and social change. We have been thrust into the worldwide spotlight throughout history and have excelled more so than any other country, overall. Although we still lead the world in many ways, other societies are catching up. America is still in the spotlight, but I believe that, as a country, we have started to act on what is convenient, rather than what is right and moral. In order to reach that greatness which used to be synonymous with our name, Americans need to start living a life of morality. Through the prominent morals of empathy, honesty, and dignity, for which our great nation was founded, America can stay as the country on top in economic, social, and political fronts.
Empathy is putting yourself in another’s shoes; taking the focus off yourself and onto another’s feelings. It is how you look at others with compassion and care. America needs empathy and America needs empathetic people. Empathy fixes problems; humbling oneself to listen and understand the thoughts of another, good or bad, encourages…

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