Where are you from?

@AnnaB7 (757)
United States
July 11, 2008 1:14pm CST
Do you like the place you live why or why not. What would you say is the best thing about the country where you live? Also do you consider the people from your country generall friendly? what would you say is the most interesting thing about those from your country? For me I live in the United States, I think most people I meet are friendly, it is rare that I really meet someone who is unfriendly or rude. The worst things about where I live is the lack of well paying jobs, there just do not seem to be jobs available because everyone keeps closing their doors, I think because of the price of gas. But I am not sure. The other thing is health insurance is very hard to get or afford. Medical care cost a lot, if you get sick it is very hard to even afford to get healthy. Medicines cost a lot. so what about you what do you like about where you live, would you move to another country if you had the opportunity why or why not, also do you think it would be very hard to learn the language?
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@chej18 (915)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I can say yes and no that i like to live here.I live here almost 8 years already in Holland but i have nothing but stress...I like Holland in some other way.The way they treated they people is good.They way they care.They have toooooo much rule .. a way too much..But i like the rules about helping handycap person or the person who is not able to work anymore.I hate the things that everything got a higher tax.That i cant nothing do about it that i pay tax the way to much every year.And the government doesnt do nothing about the people who is just using goverment to live up and dont work anymore.They help people who doesnt have job and give them atleast 70 % of thier last salary.And the government get that in tax..I think its unfair for those person who work hard and mean for the person just stay at home and use government to live on even they can work and have very good body to live thier life w/ out help by government.I think they should be more strict about this. I like the people here they are so polite, and friendly.A lots of old person,And i like the rules of helping old person too.Old person got very good benifits.. Life here is so expensive so you must work so hard and getting stress w/ everything,[payment etc. I like here every spring becouse of the tulips,and i like that they support clean and green,There is no polution,We have a lot of windmills and manmaid rivirs..So you can go around whole holland w/ boat..There is also a lot of oppurtunity here..Job and the kids got very good help for education,they can get load from the government if they doesnt have money to study.Begin 1 to 18 years old mother can get help in government,she can get money every 3 mos. for buying clothes for the kids or save it for later.I like being here because they are liberated country.. Have a nice day... Greetings from Che!
@AnnaB7 (757)
• United States
11 Jul 08
It is sad that there are people who take advantage of the government programs meant to help those who can not help themselves, and it hurts those who really need it. I think that there are many here in America who also take advantage of the government programs here. It makes life very stressful and hard for those who are working and who are really trying very hard to make enough money to support themselves. Especially when you can see some who won't work being able to live a life of ease. I don't think I would like to live in Holland, although I would like to visit when the tulips are in bloom I think that would be very pretty, and I would like to see all the windmills, maybe one day I will get to visit when the tulips are blooming, I think that it is good that the people are polite and can get along even if they do have to have high taxes, we also have very high taxes, and that makes everything cost too much imo
@chej18 (915)
• United States
11 Jul 08
yes that true i dont really disagree w/ the government helping people who doesnt work but i just hope they more be strict about it and look very good of the situation if they can really work. Some person is so young and very strong but they just hung out everywhere and do nothing..And this situation can go long.I hope that they give also ultimatum to some person to go find job if they can able to.It really sad becouse the person who really need this program as you said got also problem.Because of it a lot of people is protesting to stop this program..And i think its too bad for those people who really cant work becouse of sickness,etc.Then they have to suffer.I just hope they can find a very good solution w/ this one...
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@imsilver (1668)
• Canada
11 Jul 08
I live on the north coast of British Columbia Canada - way up in the north. I absolutely love living here. It's beautiful. It's a 15 minute walk through beautiful forest to get to the banks of one of the best fishing rivers in Canada and a 20 minute drive from my front door takes me to the ocean side. I'm a complete nature lover and can't imagine living anywhere else. My town is nestled in the bottom of a valley surround on 3 sides by beautiful mountains and the Pacific Ocean on the 4th. I'm not much of a people person and I don't actually spend much time in town interacting with the people but I wouldn't choose to live anywhere else.
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@AnnaB7 (757)
• United States
11 Jul 08
It sounds like you have a really beautiful place to live, the only thing is in the winter it is just too cold. I have a aunt and cousin that live in Vancouver, I believe that is in British Columbia, I have not seen them since I was very young I would not know them now if I saw them. Cananda is very far from where we live now, I used to live very close to Canada but now I am down south where it is a lot warmer. Anyway hope you have a great week
• India
11 Jul 08
I am josechukkiri from India. I like my country very much. I don't know whether somebody will hate their mother -land. Population is the main problem of my country.The resources have to be divided to every body. So it is termed as a poor country.But any way it is emerging to the path of progress. The most important thing is 'the freedom' I am enjoying here.
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@AnnaB7 (757)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I have met a lot of very nice people from India. I think that is a country I would like to visit but I would not like to live in the city because large crowds kind of make me nervous or something, I get distracted I think way to much. Anyway, thanks for telling me where your from, I have always wanted to visit India maybe some day I will but it will be a long time from now if I do because I have to first get a degree so I can get a job that will provide enough income to really travel very far. India is a long way from where I live now.