This is a very nebulous type of question: the American way of life- to what do you refer?
As an Australian, I can't speak from experience of what it means to be an American. But I can take a guess. Look at the freedoms in America and compare them with some of the restrictions in so many countries. America's founding fathers, those people who way back around 1776 came up with the tenets by which future Americans might live were wise men indeed. What they wrote and brought into law has stood the test of time.
Of course, it must be remembered that back then, all women folk, plus Red Indians, and Negroes were regarded as something 'less than free men.' However, this has gradually been rectified over the years and continues to be. Things are getting better, no matter what the media tell you. So why would you want to reject your way of life?