Do you prefer living in your country or do you prefer living somewhere else?

@liranlgo (5748)
Israel
April 11, 2007 3:35pm CST
I know that a lot of us are living at the same place we were born on, but do you like this situation? If you had a choice would you rather live in another country, and if that is the situation, in what country. I know that living in my country is isn't easy, there are wars here, the economical situation is not very good and there are a lot of other difficult things to deal with. But even so, if i was asked, i would stay that i would like to stay in my country. I know that if anyone would have asked my brother or mother, they would surely say, they would happily live somewhere else. My mother would surely say the u.s. and my brother would choose Holland. What about you? would you prefer living in a different place/country, if you were being asked?
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@cherriemae (3374)
• Philippines
12 Apr 07
If i do have the chance to live to another country, why not. I am living in my country for a long time now and i'm saying that my country is a nice country. And i love my country so much. But my boyfriend who is living in Canada, and if he propose to me, i would prefer to live with him in Canada, coz i wanted to experience life in different culture and i wanted to be with him for the rest of my life..
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
12 Apr 07
Never was there. but it seems a nice idea:)
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• United States
11 Apr 07
i am from India right now i am in US i prefer to stay here as per my thinking, for middle classe, educated person, US is better place to live and row
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
12 Apr 07
That is interesting. :)
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
11 Apr 07
Because I've lived in the same country for 35 nearly 36 years preferring to live somewhere else would be difficult now. I have lived in the UK, it's what I know, it's the language and the people I know, uprooting now away from my family and friends would be too much upheaval and too much to cope with. Maybe when I retire I would like to go abroad somewhere hot like Cyprus would be ideal but until then I stay in the UK the country I know best, it may not be perfect but to me it's home.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
12 Apr 07
ok:) Cyprus is a nice choice.
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@hcromer (2712)
• United States
11 Apr 07
I still live in the same place that I was born and raised, but I would love to venture out and live somewhere else. Even if it weren't in another country, I would at least like to move to another state within the US. I think I'm too culturally ignorant to move to another country yet.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
12 Apr 07
What do you mean culturally ignorant? we usually learn about a place and his culture when we go and visit or live in it.
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
12 Apr 07
i like to live in the country also where you can have everything fresh. veggies, milk, fish and air.
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• Philippines
12 Apr 07
I'll definitely stay in my homeland, specifically in the land of promise, Davao City. As the saying goes, there's definitely no place like home. I am comfortable with the familiar places and the familiar faces. I am the kind of person who just hates to be lost in a place where I'm not familiar with. Moreso, though Philippines is considered as a 3rd world country, I don't think it's only in this country that people suffer the worst. I mean, problems such as wars and calamities are global, anywhere you go, they'll follow you. One more thing (the most important one), I do believe that Davao City os one of the coolest, hippest, cleanest, friendliest, safest, most affordable, most comfortable, and most pleasant place in the world! :D
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
12 Apr 07
Well maybe some day, i will visit there:)
• Philippines
12 Apr 07
you should! be my guest :D
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
12 Apr 07
Thank you;)
@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
13 Apr 07
Given the choic, I would love to stay in my own country i.e. India. The enviornment, atmoshphere, surroundings, culture, heritage, history, geography, language and other such factors which I find in India cannot be found anywhere else. No doubt many countries are more advanced and developed than India. India is still a developing and progressing country......yet living and dying in one's own country (motherland) is a matter of honour. If I get a chance and go abroad........I may earn plenty of money..wealth and I may enjoy many material things in a foreign country. But our country is so rich in its culture and heritage that I feel proud to ba a citizen of my country. The love and affection....regards.....relations.....which I enjoy in my own country, I believe can never be enjoyed anywhere else. I love my country and would always live here, come what may.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
13 Apr 07
You feel about your country, like i feel about mine. that is nice:)
• Philippines
12 Apr 07
I live in the Philippines, the country that is now known for all the negative traits it has from its origin, to its economical failure, to its political issues up to its negative trait of being always late in everything. With all this negativity, I will say it proudly that will still choose Philippines to be my home country. I still have this hope that time will come where everyone of us will do there share to improve this forsaken land.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
12 Apr 07
I hope all countries will have that:)
@pizzoli (3368)
• Italy
12 Apr 07
i like to live in my country Italy, i can say about a famous phrase about Naples " it's a heaven inhabited by devils" is not so extreme but in Italy there are a lot of problems but as lifestyle, way to eat, friendly people i think i cannot find any better all around the world, so definitevily i love my country
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
12 Apr 07
I heard that your country is wonderful, i have a very good friend that lives in Rome, hope to visit him soon and see your country.
• United States
12 Apr 07
Hi... I don't know what country you live in, but home is home and I can relate to your feelings. There IS no place like home and it is meant to be that way for some reason or other. I feel very fortunate in every way to live in the United States but there are so many here who have never traveled overseas or even to Mexico and have no idea how much for granted they take everything they have just because of the country they live in. Many lives were given so we are able to live the lifestyle we live here today. Too many people forget that and too many people want more and more and more for nothing .. without having to pay any price at all. They forget the price the people before them paid...that price being their lives. I have traveled to many places around the world ... lived in a couple.. and valued each experience .. but the United States is my home and I am forever thankful for that. Character is built by challenges faced.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
12 Apr 07
Wonderful response silver:) and by the way..i live in israel
@milagre (1272)
• Portugal
12 Apr 07
I would like to move to belgium. My matte is belgian and my son have double nationality and i really love that country. As i have a very stable work, my matte chosed to move to my country, where a lot of things dont work as it should. He is always complaining about my country, but it would be hard for me to find a work over there. Hope my son will choose to live in his secound country because opportunities are much better for him in belgium, as i regret not having a chance to move before retairement :(.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
12 Apr 07
You have a very beautiful country milagre:)
@oldiebut (859)
• Canada
12 Apr 07
Well you couldn't get me out of Canada with dynamite. Though we are a relatively small player on the world stage, we are always there when people need help. We have handled the bulk of the UN peacekeeping for 50 years and one of our former prime ministers invented the concept. We are near or at the top of the UN's annual best places to live study. Maybe best of all we don't show our beliefs or system down anyone else's throat. Okay, it gets a little cold up here occasionally, but that just puts hair on your chest (a small problem for some of the women). You have to love us, we gave you folks the great game of hockey, where would the winter olympics be without it?;)
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
12 Apr 07
Lol. loved your response. and about the hockey thing..here we do not have it..sorry
• United States
12 Apr 07
Hands down I love being born in and living in the United States of America. There is no perfect family or country out there, but if I had to choose, I'd stay right here in the good 'ole USA. Now Australia seems pretty enticing too.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
12 Apr 07
well you have a very nice country:) and australia is wonderful also. i visited there, and i would not mind visiting there again:)
12 Apr 07
I would prefer to live in my home country of the US. I moved to Scotland in 2001 to be with my hubby. I miss the freedoms of back home. I miss the convenient lifestyle, the foods that I grew up with. I miss being able to drive, having my own car. The UK isn't bad but there are a lot of things that could be improved. The one thing that is better in the UK is they way they look after the pensioners. At 60 you can ride the buses for free, you don't pay for prescriptions. But, the NHS is appalling for the waiting lists that you must suffer being on. Why do I stay? I love my hubby. If he wanted to live in the States, I could be packed in no time!!
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
12 Apr 07
Well, i guess love is the most important thing:)
@destroyer (785)
• Pakistan
12 Apr 07
I am living in a country where my parents migrated to long before they had me, i was born here and all of my siblings were born here too. But if given a chance i would gladly chose the US, Canada or any other western country to live rather than here! The reason is quite simple, there are no chances of growth here, there's corruption, standard of living is poor, and even the largest city of the country lacks basic infrastructure! in short i would more then welcome the notion to moving to a better country forever!
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
12 Apr 07
i understand. it does seem sad the situation as you described it.
• Philippines
12 Apr 07
Leaving in my country is nice and beautiful. It is a lovely country. But the political leaders are the ones that will make me live in another country. I don't belive there is future for my country. There is no love for the country among my fellow countrymen. All they care about is themselves and they don't fear the law. I know not all are rude, but there should be someone or the government should lead the people for the development of the country, instead the political leaders and their subordiantes down to the lowest level are the cause of downfall of the country. THat is why most people wppuld like to live in another country if they have a choice. Goodluck!
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
12 Apr 07
you are right haedescanes
• Bangladesh
13 Apr 07
In the situation when the home country is not place to lead a normal life than I would prefer to switch over to a better place as my 2nd home.In this case Australia,Canada and Switzerland are my best choice.But I like to add that..No country will satisfy you like your home country in context of mental,phycological satisfaction is concerened from where you have been brought up for 30years since your birth. So you might get happiness,luxiriuos life,economic ally satisfied but I am doubtful whether you will be mentally ,phychologically satisfied or not. All the best.
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@lols189 (4797)
12 Apr 07
i would rather stay in my home country (UK) as i find it very hard to adapt to new places. i only went to France for 5 days on holiday and i was missing home.
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@Erinlpx (179)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I'm actually Australian, but I prefer living in Colorado. I'm not sure why USA is a better fit for me, it just is.
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• United States
12 Apr 07
I would love to live in my country I think I really enjoy america but I think the people could be alittle more friendly than they are now it is what you make of it. I am very happy except for the whole war thing but I am very happy
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