posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 02:00 PM
reply to post by blue_fish
If I still lived in America, I would stay. One reason being that, even if you have all that you "need" in the foreign land, it's still difficult
to adjust. It is very draining psychologically too when you don't speak the language well. Sometimes, you just feel like you should find a
volleyball and name it Wilson. Even if you do speak the language, you're still foreign. Things are just done differently and it takes some getting
used to, if you get used to certain things at all. Realisticly, to most governments around the world, even if you have everything lined up, you're
still going to have to go through the same immigration process as any other immigrant. You're not going to be special because you're an American,
with a job lined up, and a house to live in. This process usually consists of taking a language/orientation class, which can last some time.
A second reason, in the hypothetical situation, is that I would feel like dirt leaving my family behind. It would drive me nuts knowing that things
were really tough for them while I was on the other end of the world. (This is assuming of course that if something happened in the States that the
rest of the world would be unscathed.) The way that things are now, I worry constantly for my family back in America. If something were to happen, I
wouldn't be able to get in touch with them right away; and that would be tough.
In the end, life in another country isn't always peaches and cream. By the time you got settled down and adjusted, things would be "normal" back
home, most likely, so a move probably wouldn't be worth it.