I think you would be pretty thick not to realise that the US as a develop nation is a very nice place to live in the world compared to the conditions enjoyed by most of the world's population. Ie you are likely to have running water and a toliet to use which is more than alot of people have.
However quite how the US preforms in comparision to the rest of the developed nations is very much up for debate I think. I personnallly I precieve the culture in europe to be far more sophicated in europe for the simple reason it has been in development for far longer. This history I think reflects into the views of the citizeans far more. I think that in this respect the US comes across as very noveau riche and a little imature at times. The US being the fusing of so many immigrants also seems to give a very fractious nature to the world outside. Certainly this seems to be true with the civil war split seemingly evident in the voting for the recent election.
Well, I'd rather have the history,culture,traditions etc. of England any day! Why should I be jealous of America's? As far as I'm concerned, my life here is as comfortable/enjoyable as it would be if I lived in America.