Ah, Great Britain. A truly wonderful place; the only country in the world pretentious enough to call itself “great”. It’s a topsy-turvy place where left is right and right is wrong – at least where roads are concerned, anyway (Oh, and of course politics and law, but that may be personal opinion). It’s a place where weather patterns are curiously unpredictable, with flash floods and gale force winds in the morning followed by brilliant sunshine and dry humidity the same afternoon. It is a place where winter comes and goes as it pleases, and summer doesn’t even seem to exist.
You know everyone has a right to a good home and equal healthcare, even for those so poor they can’t be sure if they’ll even eat for the next week (provided David Cameron doesn’t take the NHS away completely). Compare it to any other place in the world, and you have a fair democratic society with a magnificent and truly great historical background (although maybe most of the world wouldn’t agree that it’s “great”, so to speak). And where else in the world can you find such rich cultural diversity compacted into such a small landmass?
We Brits often moan about the weather and the state of the country just for the sake of moaning. There’s nothing we love to do more than gripe and complain. Even if the world was completely garden-of-Eden style perfect, you’d still find a group of Brits huddled in a secluded corner somewhere complaining about how they never have anything decent to moan about. We even moan about how much other people moan. It’s what we live for. That is the true essence of our country, and is perhaps the reason it’s such a good place to live. Nothing escapes the sanctity of complaining here, so no issue ever gets overlooked. While to anyone on the outside looking in it may appear as though we’ve long since lost our patriotism, to us, we love this place unconditionally, despite thinking it’s utter crap.
So why not come to Britain. It may not exactly be the happenin’ place to go for a sunny holiday of thrills and spills during the summer (which doesn’t exist here), but if you’re looking for a place to see sights and lose yourself in compelling history, there is no place in the world quite like it. And best of all, if (for some silly reason) you don’t like it, you’re welcome to sing the song of our people.