Inspired the fact that I have been living with my girlfriend and her 16 year old daughter for the last several months, I came to the realization that America is not much different then a 16 year old. Good qualities: She's extremely bright and creative She is healthy and has tons of energy. She takes care of her appearance all the time and dresses in the latest fashions. Everyone in school wants to be her friend because she is popular. She is smart and is very money motivated. Negative qualities: She is completely self absorbed and has no clue what's going on outside of her world. She thinks she knows it all and will listen to no one else. She solves problems by arguing HER point of view to the point of nausea. She is easily influenced by crowd / peer pressures. She is spoiled because she has had things "her" way for most of her life. When I thought about all of this it made me laugh and it made sense because America is still such a young country in perspective to the rest of the world. The good news is teenagers eventually grow up.