Never Felt At Home, and What Is Patriotism?
All my life I've felt like an Alien here - this dry, boring country. I can appreciate the political achievements, the fact that Australia is a far more regulated and 'safe' country compared to many other places in the world. However, I don't feel alive - nor do I feel a part of this country; I view it as shallow and very narrow-minded. Despite the massive multiculturalistic populace there is still high social segregation and racism. I know this exists everywhere, but I find it hard to believe that I should accept this.
And I can't stand how much people here seem content to live in ignorance. Australians are the fatter, extension of America. I'm getting overweight, slowly watching myself becomming larger and larger, because I'm bulldozed by apathy from the moment I wake up, since I know that there is little hope for adventure or excitement in what was once a brave new land ripe for exploring.