I am American. I love my country. That said, I cringe whenever I hear an American claim that our country is the greatest in the world. I would never be so condescending as to say that. Am I lucky to have been born in the United States? Absolutely. There are plenty of countries out there where citizens do not have the freedom, technological advances, education opportunities, etc. that we have here. But there are countries who do have all those things, countries who do them better, and countries who succeed in ways we do not. That is why I love this video clip from "The Newsroom" (also shown in part below in screenshot form).