Originally Posted by steve dunham
Canadians seem to have a calmer, safer ,more relaxed way of life. I find myself having much more in common with our neighbors to the north than many of our US states.
I don't think it's much safer on a per capita basis, but it does seem less stressed and hurried.
No matter where you live, there's a tendency to idealize life in another country. It's easy to do that with Canada -- with its friendly people and amazing geography.
There are some significant differences, politically, socially, culturally. But at the end of the day the thing you realize is people have far more in common than they have differences. No matter where you roam, it enriches you to learn about the places, people, culture and history of the place.
I've been in all 50 states, and at last count, 49 foreign countries. There are some I wish I could forget, but Canada isn't one of them. Canadians have much to be proud of.