I am only second generation and have retained a great deal of European attitudes and culture. I guess I was "predestined" to clash with harsh Calvinist/Puritan America coming from a Catholic upbringing (European aesthetics/assumptions/lifestyle are certainly different than here.)
I am ~highly~ curious and spend a good amount of my time reading and absorbing new ideas. I love adventures - especially travel and have seen most of Western Europe and would love to start exploring the East and North - as well as the rest of the world!
My mother and I have an excellent relationship.
My conflict with America
Thomas Smith's Self-Portrait
Colonial American art saw a large number of memento mori images due to Puritan influence. ~~~~~The Puritan community in 17th-century North America looked down upon art~~~~~, because they believed it drew the faithful away from God, and if away from God, then it could only lead to the devil.