It doesn't matter who you are, where you are from, what is your age, color or religion. I know one thing about you. You are an OTAKU. So I respect you, and I consider you as a friend.
I will say: "Thank you Japan"
Actually, Japan deserve more than just thanks for this great world (anime world). Honestly, watching anime changed my life for the better. I learned a great morals from it, like: tolerance from Naruto, sacrifice from Fullmetal Alchemist, loyalty from Fairy Tail, wisdom from Code Geass, patience from Clannad, and more and more.....
I have watched anime for 10 years , and now I am 24.
A lot of people around me say "Stop watching cartoon. These series are for kids" but I don't care. Anyway, I watch anime, not cartoon ^.^. Eventually, I made these people watch anime and now I have more than 23 otaku friends.
I like anime and will keep watching it until death.