One of the hardest decisions and most life changing is the decision to leave home and fly away. It’ true that it’s there’re many benefits in travelling and leaving the warmth of the cradle we grew up in. But the price is so great.
I’m going to talk about getting out of touch on current matters and growing pop culture. From the latest slang, to the latest trends to what hot, hip and cool. Sooner or later we age way before our time. We discover that we have missed out of a major stage in our development.
It’s very important for people to share parts of their lives. The more we share, the more commonality we have.
I look back at people who left ‘home’ long time ago, I noticed that they seem to be talking with an accent. This is true with almost any group away from their national roots. Take for example the Circassians in the middle east. They left home, and were isolated for many years. Many will tell you that their accents are closer to the classical Circassians simply because their accents haven’t evolved as it has back home
This is one of the many things that we sacrifice when we make the giant leap out of our nest. To be more precise, we lose touch with the community and the latest communication techniques. The result? Embarrassing moments and extreme miscommunications. Leading to higher levels of dissatisfaction and frustration. Mostly when dealing with partners, friends and possibly future potential life partner. Making the possibility of finding the right person remote.
Let alone the image that expats have among people. Everyone think expats are living a dream. Everything is easy, simple and money is abundant. Leading people to have a greedy look at them and whenever any one of them approaches a family they expect the world from him.
And finally, trust. Any expat can attest that whenever they go home for a visit. They have a hard time convincing people of just about anything. Women have even a harder time just to prove their chastity to people. It appears that people immediately have ideas about people living abroad and how suddenly “loose” they become. When in fact, many have remained true to their heritage even way more than people who stayed behind
Let this continue to be a warning to people who just want to escape their realities … there are many sacrifices to be made when choosing to immigrate or choosing the life of an expatriate .. therefore choose wisely