Originally Posted by Bob Michaels
... family, friends, social structure, and caring for every citizen. Quite a contrast to our focus on who has the most money or toys.
It is mostly on social media, TV, and other advertising that makes many people think Americans or westerners focus on material things above family or social structures, or compassion for others. In reality that is not the case.
My family escaped communist Hungary - actually sneaking past armed border guards with dogs - to come here. The Hungarian communists of that time will kill you if you think the wrong way. I worked with one Cuban refugee, so my strong bet is that Cuba is similar.