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Do you like living in your country? 

77%
1,061 deviants said Yes
23%
317 deviants said No

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IridescentCatalyst Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Kinda. America is great and all, as it's the land of opportunity and democracy, but is democracy the best thing? I mean, England has a monarchy and from my viewpoint, they're doing fine (more than fine, actually). So I think I might move when I grow up just to see what it feels like.
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IGGLE-PICKLES Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
im honestly getting really sick of america, but there isint really any other country that i would be completely okay with living in. every country just kinda sucks. also the state i live in just has the dumbest laws and i hate living there.
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measlyflee Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I've only ever lived in America, but its getting more and more intolerable.
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L1lly-flow3rX Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YESHOMETOWN
My fam talks **** bout it why; just because there aren't many helpful souls there...
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SwedishIkea Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
love my country and Im proud of it. ^^
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five50fivegirl Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm kind of surprised by the results so far. I want to move to another country, but I fear that once I get settled there I might discover the same problems equally as present as the ones I experienced in my home country. Perhaps I should just stop paying taxes and join a hippie commune, haha! (kidding)
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RedPaints Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I said no, although centrelink payments are beneficial, and the government is trying. I'd rather move where a fruitful industry for my career is. Australia is dead as far as art and gaming goes. ):
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TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
This is so true, though I do like living here overall. America is so lucky to have that industry.
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RedPaints Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Canada is where Im heading I think, its like a sister country to australia and has a lot of similar culture, but with the american social structure. So the games industry and art industry there are booming. :D
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TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Something to think about in future...
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Roudykit Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Egypt for life. Because its awesome and has homes without heating for the winter. And an awesome president who will serve the people well in the tree of democracy. And because you feel a feeling that life is full of happiness and that the world is full of good people who will vanquish the bad, through generosity, education, and kindness.

I used to live in America. I'm glad I left.
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taiwan-misa00 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
THE USA IS AWESOME for the most part
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gutter-child Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
It's mostly okay. We just have some issues to work out. Though if I want to raise any kids I'd want to go to a country with a better school system unless I get with a rich person and can home school them. :T
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
For the most part, yup.
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L-Archi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, but I acknowledge I would like to live in more different country :)
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Keaze Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
I guess yes? I'm not really into politics and the things that I don't like in my country I can't see as being very different from other countries. So I don't have much basis for comparison. I have to say as an artist, I envy America because it seems to have much more developed art and writing education. I consider that a double edged sword (these high expectations of how art should be done can hold back some truly creative new ideas), but still, I wish the standards here were as high as there and that I had someone to teach me stuff. Though I might just be generalizing because I don't live in the US.
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Keaze Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
I focused too much on the people. After some more thinking, yes, I do like living here. I love that I can easily go to the sea (we're very proud of our sea). The climate is nice and it's usually not too cold or too hot. And we get snow once or twice a year. I wish we had a few more indigenous animals though. In comparison with Australia, our animals are just so generic :lol:
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TimeTravelToaster Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
YES <3 Canada is wonderful. Tuition isn't as bad as the USA, no violent conflicts going on and it's a HUGE country. I hope to explore it fully one day.
Honestly, I don't think I'll live here forever but in my heart I'll always be a proud Canadian.
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SolrSurfr3 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd love to got to other countries, but the US is pretty great. :)
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Cecio98 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Italy is a beautiful country, but our government is really too corrupt for me to say that we live really well here.
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WaspCarcass Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Wouldn't live anywhere but Sweden, the internet and my annual mandatory family visits in Hungary has convinced me of this. Despite the lack of jobs our economy is pretty decent, most of the dangerously ignorant dumbfuck extremists are relatively harmless (seriously I've never ever met a single religious fanatic who has caused any kinds of trouble or offended anyone), feminism isn't that much of an issue either, I can't exactly complain.
Most people are usually hyper-paranoid about offending others or being considered racist so we tend to keep a low profile and do everything to avoid agitating others because AUGH! SOCIAL SITUATIONS! RUN!

The weather is pretty crappy but it isn't that much of an issue if you sit indoors all day like I do. So yes, it's mostly pretty quiet around here. Unless there's a football (or soccer) game going on, or maybe during Midsummer.
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anschluss Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Goddamn I just want to leave this place. Almost everyone lives in a box and just doesn't give a shit about anything beyond mundane things. And when you start talking about something somewhat taboo, they'll freak out on you - drugs, atheism, homosexuality, etc... Oh and I'm talking about the Philippines.
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KariPurpleField Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to love living in my own country .... but with all the war and the unrest ... not anymore
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geverglade-280 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I love my country... there are somethings that I hate though, poverty for example... and lack of trains, I hate that my country doesn't have any trains... )=
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lylie-foak Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I am with those who say 'yes and no.' In my personal life, YES I am super glad to live where I do, to have the resources and the privileges that I have and by no means earned through any extraordinary deed or hard work of my own. But on the other hand it feels fundamentally wrong to live in and take part of a country whose culture is rampantly wasteful and glorifies excess and disposability. What bothers me most is the undue nationalism parts of my country exhibits; sure, our forerunners did fantastic things, and your average day-to-day American is NOT a despicable, wretched person by any means, but our flippancy toward human, animal, and environmental rights and our socioeconomic values frustrate me to no end.

Rant concluded...
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Lady-Roac Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
My feelings exactly. We're to freaking wasteful and cock-sure of our ideals being the 'one-true-way.'
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lylie-foak Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Exactly. We'd be strengthened if we borrowed good ideas from other cultures and heeded the warnings given by the mistakes of those cultures as well.
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Rawicz-Calerius Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My thoughts exactly, You have just put what ive been trying to figure out how to say to words.
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lylie-foak Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad to see that somebody sympathizes. Change seriously needs to occur, on a national if not immediately global scale.
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Rawicz-Calerius Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed
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coyotees Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Canadas a pretty good country overall. I just hate how americanized it is and how long winter lasts.
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ObsidianEnderman Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well kinda, America is kinda meh. I mean good laws and stuff but I feel there is much more to life than politics and hatred.
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Slipping-Star Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Love the country; the people could use a lot of work.
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xxFEExx Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Well I was born and raised in England, then we moved to New Zealand 11 years ago, I have to say, I much prefer NZ to England because its so tiny and fairly sparsely populated compared to England, although the flipside to that is that it can be too small, and very annoying for concerts and big events that often go to Aussie but never cross the ditch to NZ
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes but sometimes no. I'm from the United States, and as an artist, this is a great place to be in the creative field. We have tons of game companies, movie industry, book industry, and a lot of opportunities for creative people. Also, we have some great technology fields that I have family members in (Bro works for NASA as an aeronautical engineer, and has done many exciting launches).

However, I do not hold the illusion that we are the best place on earth and do everything right and perfect. There are a lot of flaws in our country, and with recent politics holding women's rights in limbo sort of scares me as a lady. I also get hardly any time off compared to many other areas of the world, DESPITE having a good job, and I will get NO maternity leave, or care taking when or if I decide to become a mother, which is a foreign concept in most areas of the world... and instead of seeing this as a bad thing, half of the united states just tells me to suck it up because FUCK YEAH AMURICAH! Which seems like a backwards way to solve problems ("There may be a problem, but the thing is that we don't have to solve that problem, because we're strong enough to DEAL with the problem. Are you weak? Can you NOT tolerate the problem? No! We're great BECAUSE we have problems!") which doesn't make sense. We also have issues with our schooling, overly full jails, and we rely too much on punishment rather than betterment.

Even so, doesn't make us terrible. I just think we can become better. Plus, I get a lot of interesting view points from my Russian boyfriend who used to work for the Kremlin and United Nations before he settled down here with me.
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Vertigo-Gal Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Good ol' US of A. Despite some monetary hardships with our houses and such, I sure live pretty well, even in a relatively small house in what's considered a prosperous town. As my Macro teacher says, "Out of the guns and butter we make, we sure have a whole lot more butter."

But of course there are our "bad reputations" to think about. Uneducated, fat, lazy, obnoxious, arrogant...I guess all countries have their bad raps. We are no exception.

Merf :shrug::dummy:
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TheropodMonster Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student
I feel incredibly privileged to live where I do, but I'll be damned if there's not a lot about my country and how it's run that give me some real headaches and heartaches
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QueenOfTheAntz Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I actually do! Of course there are many flaws, but I still like it! c:
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DavidFlannery Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Overall, I like living in the USA. There's enough variety in geography, culture, population density, and climate to suit just about anybody's tastes or needs.

There's plenty of room for improvement, but that's bound to be true of any place, and I can think of many countries whose problems I'm glad not to have to face every day. (Your mileage may vary: the US has its share of severely disadvantaged people, and despite spending billions of dollars on "promoting the general welfare," we aren't as effective as we could be at clearing the barriers to a decent quality of life in a way that makes "equal opportunity" genuinely meaningful to everyone.)

Regardless of where you live, I think one key to making the most of your circumstances is to not take the good stuff for granted but rather appreciate it and leverage it at every opportunity, and to network yourself with high-quality people who are trying to make the less-good things better.
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lylie-foak Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like your take on it, you're a lot more forgiving and far less riled up than I am. :) That's the more productive attitude to have, yours, I mean. :)
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DavidFlannery Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD: Oh, I do get angry.

I should have maybe mentioned that I usually re-discover that more high-minded path only after some time spent fuming and stomping around and gesticulating at the news screen ...only to realize that, yet again, I haven't changed my country or the world one smidgen for the better during those minutes. :tantrum:

A certain amount of righteous indignation is probably what kept history's greatest shapers motivated and energized. :) Or at least that's what I tell myself when I'm so angry about some injustice or other that I can't sleep.

[ My other coping skill is apparently posting very long comments in other people's polls. :paranoid: ]

I really do believe that people of goodwill find their way forward however they can. If we're lucky, we find ourselves with companions we can work with to solve some of the huge problems of the day. If we're less lucky, well, at least we can cultivate our little gardens as productively as we are able, doing as much good with the produce as we know how.

Any country where that much is possible can't be all-bad. :)
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eclipsesong Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I like Canada except our prime minister has really got to go.
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DynastyCoco Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student
I love my country <3
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pennyonthericher Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Sort of. I like our privileges and whatnot, but we have incredibly stupid people that just honestly embarrass me and it seems to be a mentality that's sweeping the nation >.>
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luckyveda Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Right now it's great being a middle class teenager in the US. When I go in debt for college, though.. yeah, I think I'll be feeling differently then.
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dodgyrommer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes ... and no... I live in a safe place, the most opportunities for me are in this country (US). But the fact that a higher education costs an entire life savings is ridiculous. I'm glad there are community colleges but they seem to be frowned upon.
And getting sick once could make you lose everything. Plus all this Christian fundamentalist agendas being pushed ... Ugh. The governor of my state sounds more like a pastor-in-chief.
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esemese Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional
I wish I didn't... I'm from Mexico and I know everything in the world is changing, but really Mexico is not changing for good. I'll look for a job outside as soon as I can find a decent option.
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awrugro Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
I like the country but not the majority of the people living here. It's kind of rediciouls that I've been happier than ever before when I moved to a neighboring country 2 months ago even thou they're pretty much the same. It's just that the mentality of people here is completely different and very refreshing.
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awrugro Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
* ridiculous orz
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Ramala Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes and no. I consider myself privileged to live where I do, but I there are places I've been where I would much rather live. :B
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