Is life in your country getting better or worse?

Lithuania
August 31, 2009 3:33am CST
In my country it's getting worse.Young families struggle with loans.And it doesn't seem that the government is going to help them.They go abroad and leave their children with grandma or grandpa so they could work and pay the debts.The dream of wealthy life collapsed.Only the government and banks don't worry about their future.What about your country?Have you survived the recession and things are improving or is it the same like here?
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@rberon1985 (5394)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
Before responding to your discussion, I checked first your profile, I thought you were also from our country because we almost experienced the same thing. In our country, which is Philippines, life situation continuously to become works. There are lots of laborers who had loss their jobs.You can see a lot of street children in every corners in our country.We cannot get any support from the government because most of the officials in our country is corrupt officials.They are just looking for their own good. Most of the citizens of the country decided to leave the country and look for a better opportunities in other countries. If this will continue to happen, Philippines, will be invaded by other nationalities.I hope our government officials can read this and can act in the current situation of our country,thanks for sharing.happy myloting!!
• Lithuania
31 Aug 09
What can I say.My country entered NATO and EU,and I personally believed it would bring good changes.But our government ruined everything.I don't feel like I'm in Europe,I feel like I'm in one of the poorest countries in the world.Now I understand the Asians much better as I walk in their shoes.We are young ,and come on, we deserve better life.If they don't let us live, we'll find a country where we can live.Thanks for sharing.
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• Philippines
31 Aug 09
Officials in our country never look at the situation of the citizens. You are right, asian countries belongs to the poorest countries of the world. Most of the leaders especially our leaders, are not doing anything to make our country fruitful.They just look into their own betterment. It is good to hear that your country participated in NATO, it is a great help to increase your economic situation.Many investors will be checking your products and they might invest on it.thanks for sharing.happy mylotting!!
• Lithuania
31 Aug 09
But look at the history and you will see that in the past these countries were powerful and beautiful.So many inventions.Great civilizations.I believe in the circle of history.What was taken away, will be returned.
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• China
1 Sep 09
Actually, I think my country, china, has been devoleping rapidly and is getting better and better. Though there are still many poor people, but compare with the situaition ten years or more ago, I have to say, this is a great age now. I remember when I was a kid, there was only one TV set in my village, but now, young people go to the big cities to study, to work, to do business, and the situation is much better now, computers can be seen in many houses. I think there are a huge number of opportunities in china nowadays, you can see many foreigners work here. So, as long as people can learn and improve their own abilities, they can live well in this country.
• Lithuania
1 Sep 09
I see that your country is moving forward.In some regions problems are serious though, but when it goes about big cities,then the progress is visible.I can't read in your language, but I managed to find some new movies and music and I really enjoyed it.When people trust their country,work together and have their spirit uplifted,they can do miracles.
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• China
1 Sep 09
Well, said friend. But I am afraid there are many foreign friends having a lot of misunderstandings about china, as for some complec reasons. To be honest, I admit china still has some unreasonable policies, but come to think of it, New China has been founded for just sixty years, so it does need time to change. Despite of this, China has developed so well nowadays, so I don't think my people should complain much. Of course, I hope your country can get better as well.
• Lithuania
1 Sep 09
I don't know the "old China",I know only the "new China".When I entered the internet world ,I started listen to what people say.This is the best source to know the country.Media often makes mistakes and misuses the information,so I believe what I personally experience.You have a huge potential.
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• China
31 Aug 09
HI,yes,our country is the same with yours,in most countrysides,you almost cant see young people,you only see old people and children,the adults have gone the big city to earn money to support their families,just traditional spring festivals ,the pareents will come home.usually,their children cant meet their parents,people live is very poor,especilly for peasant,they are poorer,goverment dont care them.
• Lithuania
31 Aug 09
In our countryside you meet only the old women as most men of this age die from hard work and drinking.Sometimes I see only old women and little children when I go for a walk.And it feels weird.Your country is a huge country and I think it's really hard to find a job for all people, but you are hard-working as a nation and I think that young people from your country can create their lives in other countries.Like mine for example - in my town two guys from your country opened restaurants of your traditional cuisine.In this period of crisis!And they have clients.
@zausiu (610)
• China
31 Aug 09
Mainland China is experiencing the hugest urbanization in human history. I really hate complaint but in recent years I must complain that the house price is insanely high.
• Philippines
1 Sep 09
Is it because of the one-child policy there? i remember a mylot member who's planning to take her chance to the big university.
31 Aug 09
I am in Kent, in UK. Yes things are worse since the arrival of the immigrants lately. The Slovaks seem to be the worst. Many of them do not work, they just sit in their groups in the town centre, intimidating people, spitting, robbing etc. They make no attempt to fit in and their children in the local schools (I work in one of them) are mostly awful, swearing, fighting etc. Yes my town and my country are getting worse
• Lithuania
31 Aug 09
You see, this is the biggest disadvantage of being in EU.Because (if you don't mind I'm going to use this word)the cr*p comes from every corner of this continent.I'm angry with those who leave us here alone,go to UK,wash dishes,flood the UK factories and then write lines like these :"You are retards, we'll never come back,we are cool.".Miserable trash.This situation makes me angry,Instead of working and fighting for better life here, they ran out like rats.This must end.
31 Aug 09
We have a couple of teachers in my school from your country, they are lovely, they work hard and really fit in well. Also my new dentist is from Lithuania. What is it with the Slovakians. Why do they now want to fit in?
• Lithuania
31 Aug 09
I'm talking about unqualified folks,you lucky you haven't met them yet.Anyway, they are weak people no matter what they do.No will, no inner strength.Damn conformists.
@marctiu (830)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
Life in my country is getting worse I can't imagine how our lives would be in 20 years from now. I know that this is unbelievable, but time may come that no one will be able to buy food, but only the rich. Because at this moment only the rich are able to enjoy the Fun of this planet provide. When we go to beaches, mountains and tourist destination only those who can afford can enjoy it. It's very shameful of mankind not doing about this, I would appreciate if they do something about this and get nothing out of it than doing nothing at all.
• Lithuania
31 Aug 09
Save yourself.Nobody will take care of us.Why should a rich care about someone or something?They never did care and they never will.
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@zausiu (610)
• China
31 Aug 09
Mainland. The Peaple Republic of China, excluding Macau, HongKong and TW. The consumer prices grows quickly. and the house price is skyscraping that most people cannot afford one in their whole life. The most important thing is salary seems never grow up. Rich people are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Life is getting worse for the middle-class people in this continent.
• Lithuania
31 Aug 09
Exactly.Rich get richer and poor get poorer.So, if there's no middle class, you have only two choices - to be poor and to be rich.To be poor you have to believe your government,work hard,pay taxes,take loans,and do everything that poor people did, do, and continue doing.But we still can choose to do it or not to do it.My parents haven't been taught anything about money.I'm going to learn something new because their path doesn't seem right for me.
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• Philippines
1 Sep 09
I agree with you that richer becomes richer and the poorer becomes the poorer as well. it's hard, but it's the reality even in my own country, not just business men but also politicians who wants to start their own business using tax-payers money......
@eshaan (6193)
• India
12 Sep 09
U r from India??? In my country also somewhat situation is similar to yours..peopel are struggling and specially now in the recession time its more that people have to face..even the costs have routine things have raised so much that its very difficult for common man,to live comfortably these days ...hope that govt does something very soon ....
• Lithuania
12 Sep 09
No,but reading my post many people thought I'm from their country.I live in an European country where the government is completely corrupt and we face the same problems like you.Yeah, they have to do something about this.
@savypat (20247)
• United States
1 Sep 09
I think things are getting better, but we are terribly short of jobs and it will take a long time for us to recover from that.
• Lithuania
1 Sep 09
Things are getting better because I haven't received any complaint from an American in my discussion so far.But you will recover.You must be a good example of an independent state.
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
1 Sep 09
here in India it is more or less the same. the pace of development is really very slow. this is a reason why majority do not feel it. (i guess it is not easy to manage 1 billion plus). i think we feel the pinch because our priorities have changed and we are not willing to compromise on any front. as a result we go beyond our capabilities. there are no free lunches - if we want more, we have to struggle for it.
• Lithuania
1 Sep 09
Our officials state that the economics is getting better,but this September hundreds will go abroad again.The same with stores - there are people who just walk around and don't buy anything.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
1 Sep 09
In my country the situation is mixed. I am from India. It is said our country is going out of recession. But the prices of commodities are sky rocketing. Rich people are making more profit and we are feeling the heat.
• Lithuania
1 Sep 09
You mentioned the right word.Yes, in big countries like yours the situation is "mixed" because I found different opinions depending on where people live.
@jen14ed (868)
• Philippines
1 Sep 09
yes i can relate on you because i live in poor country no opportunity here the income is so small amount the goverment is corrupt the president of my country is steel a lot of money from goverment fund she is corrupt No job here is hard to find a job here in my country and the salary is so small amount this country is so poor sad to know our relative or member of our family need to go to abroad to earn lot of money and to find job there because in our country no opportunity to earn money.. the only way is to leave this country and find a job abroad.. my family is poor and my sister is need to leave the country to find job abroad I'm very sad because she leave the country and find job abroad.. i hope this country is become rich country i hope this country have a lot of job and have a lot opportunity and no need to go to abroad to find a job there
• Lithuania
1 Sep 09
Sad situation.I never thought that people in Philippines experience the same problem like my country.Maybe one day it will change, but it will take time.We must live, we don't have time to wait for changes.My grandpa used to say:"100 years is a short time when you think about country, but it's a long time for a human being."
@taztheone (1726)
• India
1 Sep 09
In India, recession doesn't affect much, atleast us. However the living conditions are not that great & still struggling with bills. The worst hit because of recession in India are the call center agents. Since majority of call centers are outsourced to India(basically all those US, canada & UK companies), they have cut down on man power as well as on salaries of the agents. well as for me, hope things will be alright soon. Happy Lotting
• Lithuania
1 Sep 09
I wonder if this depends on the way you look at the life.You seem more relaxed than any other nation around the globe.If you continue like this, then everything will be OK.
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
I check your profile too. I am also from Philippines, People here are nice but we are having a hard time looking for a job. because of this crisis, it has lessen job opportunities. and even though the Government claims that my country has not really been affected by recession, the services are deteriorating.Government Services to be exact, people are always asking for a bribe.. but there's hope , now that most youth are vigilant in this coming election.
• Lithuania
31 Aug 09
New election's coming?Vote for the best and make others vote.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
31 Aug 09
Hi there. In my country, seems like our prime minister is doing "stuff all" to help out the genuine population that need it the most. The banks are greedy as ever and only offer a minimal discount that seems to last for an hour or two. The recession has hit my country, but then, I think we're alot better off at the moment then other countries. I would like to see government officials cutting down big time on their so called expenses, holiday homes, expensive holidays, cars, outings and so on, that we as workers have to cop and pay for, with our hard earn cash thats forever getting taxed. Have an awsome day, lets hope for better government policies for both our countries, that we benefit from and not suffer n sacrifice for it....
• Lithuania
31 Aug 09
If your government sleeps, wake it up!This is what every nation should do.Good luck and thanks for joining the discussion.
@coolcat123 (4392)
• India
31 Aug 09
life is getting tougher and tougher day by day. the rates are going higher in an accelarating rate so is the poverty and unemployment. the cause of it is the increasing population and poverty. every thing is getting costly. just think, 5 yrs before we used to pay 5 bucks for transportation to my college and now the rates are approx thrice i.e. 20 bucks in 5 yrs. the story says it all, life is getting worse especially for the middle man.
• Lithuania
31 Aug 09
I'm sorry to hear that.The only thing that amazes me is that the heads of this world just sleep and don't understand what direction the world is moving in.
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
31 Aug 09
My country is also affected by the global recession but not as much as in certain countries. I am a freelancer, and has no connection with the government, and I present the views of an ordinary citizen. Possibly due to the legacy of the former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir, the effects are not really evident. Those affected were in the electronics industry. Since the economy of the country is broad based, many of those laid off found alternative employment. You will probably hear of new graduates finding difficulty in securing employment. In many cases it had nothing to do with the state of the economy. Many of them wanted easy work with a high salary. Looking around the country development projects are still being carried out. New houses and new cars are still being sold. Government employees do not have their salaries reduced. Government spending in certain areas has increased. For example my mentally challenged son used to receive MYR30 per month from the Welfare Department for attending a day centre. This year they have increased it to MYR150. In short I would say the overall situation is still good.
• Lithuania
31 Aug 09
This looks like stable situation.You see your country has some strong points.To my mind, the affordable prices are one of them.Then the people.I never heard any tourist who returned form Malaysia saying something bad about local people.The variety of cultures and wonderful nature attracts tourists.Here the prices go up,the quality doesn't change.It turns off the tourists.Most of the factories are closed. Your country is really in different economical level comparing to mine.
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
21 Sep 09
Hey, I don't really know if life is getting better or worse in my country. But I think it is leaning to the worse side of things, since many people are struggling to pay off their bills right now, let alone their house. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!