Top 10 Tips on How to Be a Good American

It just seems like the U.S. is getting worse and worse (mainly American culture that is). It honestly scares me sometimes that my homeland is starting to go down the drain in a certain way. So because of that I've decided to make a list on how we can evolve as a nation and as a culture.

The following tips are just my own personal tips on how to make the country's culture look more better. I'm sure there's more tips but you're free to add them if you want. These are just my tips and how they can help you out in American life.

Hopefully this list turns out good and doesn't spark anger in anyone. I'm NOT trying to offend. I'm just trying to help.

The Top Ten Tips on How to Be a Good American

1 Be Polite to Other People

Not saying all Americans are rude, but this is important as we want to keep a clean and classy image towards other countries. Seriously, reputation matters. Never forget that.

So most of these items seem as they are important but is this a list of things many Americans should improve on? - ParasN2000

Ah, yes! People here need less racism - LightningStrike

I like this list a lot - darthvadern

2 Raise Your Children Better

As in...respect them as human beings, love them, and nurture them, but DO NOT coerce them, threaten them, or even think about inflicting violence on them. - Y2K

As I have stated in the past...
Please, beat your kids. - Not_A_Weeaboo

As I have stated...Never reproduce. People who advocate violence against children are a cancer to society. - Y2K

I've noticed that a lot of American parents don't seem to raise their kids better. They would just let them be online wathcing videos they're not supposed to and have them upload sexually suggestive videos (most of these kids are as young as 12-years-old. Gross I know).
It's important to know that being a parent is a really serious thing because sometimes we need kids to grow up into people who might help all of us change the world for the better. Really think about it because if we have more kids like Danielle Bregoli and Malu Trevejo then we're absolutely screwed as a race.

Yay don’t think they behave badly because they do... And saying that using condoms are better...

3 Learn More About American History

Americans are so parochial. As well as learning about America, how about learning about other countries in the world. There is a whole lot more to the world than America and there are Americans who know very little about the rest of the universe.

This is important because we should never forget the most important events that led to the formation of our own country. Enough said.

Just learning more about the country's history. That's interesting. - Userguy44

This should be #1 without a doubt.

4 Be More Classy

I honestly would like my country more if it was less uncultured. I get it's a free land but seriously have some class. Again, I'm not saying all Americans are unclassy, just a few.

Yeah! More feeling! More heart! Less fake fashion! - LightningStrike

5 Don't Vote for Donald Trump in the 2020 Election

I don't like Donald Trump, but everyone has their own choice if they want to vote for Donald Trump or not.

This is the most American thing to do - DoroExploro13

Yeah, my favorite conservative is here, finally, what he means by "most american" is him being against the haters. - Maddox121

Considering how many people support that damn oaf... people will probably vote for him again.

I'm not brainwashed for having a opinion, I don't like Trump because of his ego and I don't think he's racist for Christ's sake. Jesus Christ you damn conservatives are obnoxious pricks.

I don't know man. We'll see. - LightningStrike

6 Learn as Much as You Can

Note: I'm not saying that all Americans are uneducated in certain things like politics, science, history, etc. but I put this here anyway because I don't think this applies to just Americans. It could apply to anyone of any country. We all need to learn enough about different things if we're going to take action. Fortunately for all of us the internet is much better now and we can learn things faster. But we shouldn't forget to read a good book once in a while either.

7 Try to Help Others Out

This is important because it would make us all look better as we would be helping more people within the country. We could help others out with certain issues and even give them enough important information that they need to know (like this whole list because I personally think they need to know some of the tips I've listed. Just saying).

Expecting altruism is unrealistic, and forcing altruism unfair. Charity is wonderful but should not be permanent. Better to show people how to help themselves, and change their own circumstances.

There's nothing as good as acting out of altruism in a collectivist society. - Bolshoy_Brat

8 Don't Obsess Over Celebrities

One thing I've noticed about Americans is that they obsess over certain celebrities so much. Seriously what's even the point? To me it's honestly a violation of privacy. Plus you don't owe your favorite celebrities anything because they don't even know you in real life so it makes it even more pointless to follow them all the time.

I only celebrity that I like is Michael Jackson, but NOT in a very weird way.

The twisted culture of obsessing over the life of a single person, especially those of few merit, is absolutely disconcerting. - Bolshoy_Brat

I don't much really. Why do people have to keep screaming when their idol appears anyway? - Neonco31

9 Do Not Litter

This is really important. We want to protect our land's environment so it's really not that hard at all if we just recycle our empty bottles and cans. Littering is against the law anyway.

I'm American, and I hate finding trash on the ground because somebody was apparently to lazy to take it to a garbage or recycling bin. How hard is it to walk to a garbage bin and throw your trash in there?

They are talking cr4p about Chinese for this, all while they litter Stop being hypocritical! - MChkflaguard_Yt

Stop calling Earth day 'Communist day'! Do you know how stupid that would be, I mean sheesh. - LightningStrike

10 Do Not Renforce Bad Stereotypes

Not saying that Americans do this (what kind of screwed up individual would do it anyway? ) but I put it on here anyway because I think it's something to always be reminded about. We should never encourage bad stereotypes in any particular group of people because it isn't right. And we especially don't wanna make ourselves look even more worse as a culture.

The Newcomers

? Be Nice to People

It will really be nice to do that stop ALL THE RACIST

The Contenders

11 Don't Be Racist or Sexist

I'm with this one - LightningStrike

Agreed. - Ashes

12 Eat Healthy

Yes. Sometimes they should cut down the fast food and chips get some veggies and fresh meat in the diet. That should help them - Neonco31

The fast food industry would collapse because of this sudden change of course. Can't put healthy and American in the same sentence. - Bolshoy_Brat

I don't think this necessarily aplies to Americans, but just about any other nation. The US is already stereotyped as being fat and lazy so we really don't want that kind of stereotype at all. We'll eventually have to give up processed foods if we really wanna live longer.

13 Obey the Law
14 Don't Be Homophobic

A good one. - oneshot

15 Take Responsibility for Yourself

Like a good person one Time for Merica - BreakFastBeast2005

16 Be Charitable
17 Be a Good Sport
18 Don't Murder People

Yes, definitely, there are two types of murderers, serial killers and spree killers. - JoeBoi

Always a good idea. - owlro188

19 Don't Smoke

Smoking gives you cancer.

20 Don't Abuse Animals
21 Be Smart with Your Money
22 Care About America More Than Any Other Country

How about we all care about Earth as a whole? - Cyri

Imagine valuing an abstract idea such as borders and nationality over human lives. What a Egoist spook. - Bolshoy_Brat

Indeed, you must take care of yourself first before you can take care of others.

Unless you are a Native American. Your ancestors are from another country.

23 Don't Hate on Someone Else's Religion
24 Don't Be Addicted to the Internet

Why not? - MickeyMouse

THIS IS TRUE, but it's honestly more true for Europhiles - Nonpointed

There’s more to life than the internet. Go outside and do something more productive - Randomator

Internet is good 👍
I learned a lot from the internet

25 Don't Sexually Harass People

Sexual harassment? KIDS... THAT'S NO GOOD - TwilightKitsune

Or you'll be on the news.

26 Don't Drink Too Much Alcohol
27 Don't Eat Meat

Well just not pork if they were Jewish or Muslim. - JoeBoi


28 Don’t Bully
29 Vote

Get involved in the political process. Let your voice be heard. Even if it's an unimportant election, or you don't know about the candidates. Study up on the candidates, and decide who and what you support. Don't think that your vote doesn't count, because it absolutely does. No vote = a vote against everybody. There needs to be a high voter turnout rate for the results to really reflect the opinion of the american public. - Atham

But I’m not 18. - MrCoolC

30 Be a Capitalist

Capitalism has influenced the world and caused the death of millions

This is taboo. Stop trolling. - MChkflaguard_Yt

BUt cOmMunIsM iS beTteR. - MrCoolC

No, communism is not, communist leaders have killed a total of 110 million people. - JoeBoi

31 Make Money
32 Don't Hate on Someone Who Doesn't Agree with Your Politics

Hmm I don't know... seems like Americans like to calls people that disagree with political views as "Libtards" or "Brainwashed" just for having a political opinion.

Stop terms like "contard" and more commonly "libtard". - MChkflaguard_Yt

33 Volunteer for a Local Nonprofit
34 Don’t Steal
35 Only Be Married to Have Sex

too bad - Callistowo

36 Save the Environment

Nah, they'll probably never do it, not to mention TRUMP! - Neonco31

37 Don't Hate Your Own Country to Look Cool to Foreigners


38 Don't Hunt Illegally
39 Make Sure You're Fully Educated in Politics

These days, it may be impossible. - Ashes

40 Do Not Rob Your Parents

Five out of six dentists agree that robbing your parents causes the finances of your parents to decrease.

41 Don't Kill People
42 Don't Be a Social Justice Warrior
43 Shut Up About Politics

Stop fighting over politics. Democratic, Republican, it’s all the same thing: garbage.

44 Don't Be Offended by Everything

Already enough offended people so we might wanna lower the offense level down if you know what I meam by that.

45 Stop Shooting Everyone

This is why America should ban guns.

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