In my teens I had been a pupil in the American High School in Jakarta Indonesia, when my father used to work in Indonesia. It was a really good time and experience for me at the time. Although my English capability was almost zero the first year when I got in there, then I was able to catch up pretty quickly, and do well. I think that school is still existent in Jakarta. It used to be called Joint Embassy School of Jakarta, or just JES. Now maybe the name seems to have been changed to something else.
I recall my English class studying for Dickens and Shakespeare on my 9th grade classes, and the teacher Mrs Murphy. I understood almost nothing what was going on in the class.
And the Physics teacher (forgot his name), and a few Math teachers who were absolute great, and a Dutch teacher who taught us Special English to non English mother tongue pupils such as Japanese, Taiwanese, Korean and Polish pupils.
I think the kindness and brilliance of teachings of those American teachers made me to love America and everything about the country at the time.
And the PE class was always about playing baseball, or softball, and sometimes soccer games.
Many pupils there were from different countries, but the majority of pupils were from USA mainland whose parents were working in the oil companies or for the government, and the education system and majority of teachers were the Americans from the USA schools.
After the USA pupils, the next majority pupils in the school were the Australians because Australia is very near from Indonesia, and they seem to had been a lot of business between the two countries, and many of them were living in Jakarta.
Since that time, I was really fond of American culture, people and the education system, and really everything. I used to have some really good American friends at the time.
I used to believe and imagine the USA would be a great place to work and live. And many of my relatives immigrated to the USA too. I really believed that I would be living there too, but with the unexpected world events and recent pandemic times, and the media report, my belief in the USA has changed a lot, to a more negative, remote and just possible world.
I don't know much about the USA politics, so I cannot comment on it. But I do hope that things will improve and get better for the USA and the whole world in the future.