US Independence – a tribute by Zaheer Arif
The US is indeed a land of dreams, and inspires me to write about its dominant traits. It is a favorite destination of talent, the land of #technology, success, and achievements, the place where #dreams do not remain dreams but become achievements and landmarks.
It is the leader of the world and the cradle of democracy, a global exporter of entertainment, and a country where things happen and the world takes notice.
It has shaped the ideas and many of the technological breakthroughs that the world sees today originated from here and captivated the imagination of the world.
It has Silicon Valley, where many talents including the Indians, have made a profound mark and influenced the present.
There are lakes, rivers, parks and so much more that can satisfy the wanderers also. It is a magnet for all the tourists who throng here and have a memorable experience.
It is the place of Science, and every year we notice that there is some #scientific advancement happening here.
It is a land of #wealth, and the wealthy people reside and assemble here in flocks.
We associate outstanding achievements, and historic #accomplishments with it.
It is a land of bigness literally and is the third-largest country in the world by landmass.
Its sports stars and athletes have a towering presence in different events, and they set an example for the people to emulate.
It is the land of leading educational institutions, universities, laboratories, and serves as an ideal place of learning, that is providing excellence and leadership, in different walks of life.
It teaches different lessons of life, and the literature originating here has made its presence felt in varied circles.
It is a place of immigrants, and citizens of almost all nations, live in harmony here and make their contributions in important spheres.
It gives a lesson of cohesion, cooperation, coordination, and coexistence, and serves as an example of mutual trust and goodwill.
In 1969, it was an American that landed on the moon, and after that, the era of space exploration began with thunder and is continuing at a great pace.
It is home to all types of music that the world listens to – jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, hip-hop, country, folk, R&B, soul, and gospel all thrill the listeners in a big way.
Hollywood, the valley of dreams, lies here and is known for various production houses and movies. It generated $33 billion in 2019.
Food has a great variety here, and Pizza is served and eaten with relish and exported to many countries also. Fast food holds sway among the young and old.
The dollar is a universal currency, and the US attracts foreign investment. As per an estimate overseas investors own 28.3 million acres of its farmland.
It inspires global invention, in a big way.
It accounts for approximately 25% of global economic output and provides aid to many poorer nations in times of natural disasters and need.
There are many other notable achievements to its credit, and the list is longer and longer.
On a personal note, my son Dr. Nabil Tabish is pursuing MD in Neuropathology at a prestigious institution. Additionally, his wife is helping the immigrants in the capacity of an Attorney.
I have love and admiration for this country.