February 23, 2010

Don't put all your eggs into one basket

*** Just like one should not put all his eggs in one basket, one should not pin his hope on any one country thinking it to be a panacea for all one's ills and a promised land of milk and honey. It can become worse politically, economically and/or socially overnight. You can have a run-in with someone who can blackmail you or make your life miserable in more ways than one.

Lastly, you yourself can get sick and tired of it. You should always have a few alternative countries where you can go and live the lifestyle you want to live. You should be prepared culturally and legally to move there at a moments' notice and live there for a prolonged period if necessary. You should be trained in the language, the culture and the political aspects of those "reserve" countries so that resettling there would be as smooth as possible if one's beloved country goes bad.

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