It irritates me how Australia is constantly glorified on the Internet and made out to be some unbeatable paradise, especially when it’s at the expense of other countries.
- Australia is only marginally less obese than America is.
- Australia is one of the most expensive countries in the world.
- Australia legalized gay marriage for about 2 seconds before it was thrown out again.
- Australia has a sexist/racist/homophobic prick for PM who was voted into power by the majority of the country.
This is coming from an Australian/American dual-national who has lived in both countries. Please know that I’m not trying to bash Australia. It’s just the that the underlying attitude on Tumblr is that “Australia can do no wrong/Australians are all so lucky to live there/Australia is a better country than America” and at times it’s ridiculous. Australia’s not such a perfect place and living there isn’t an automatic bragging right.
Also, the weather there isn’t inherently great- it only is if you love heat and dislike seasons and snow (which many people do love).
Someone just posted this on twitter and oh my god. This struck me.
picture is not mine, rights go to those who made it.