India is a developing country and I have many personal complaints when it comes to many things -politics, environmental, social issues among others so I am wondering why not migrate to other countries because it seems like they're better than here. So what makes your country (if you are in a developed country) better to live in?
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I love your closing comment
I agree 100%. It totally depends on what a particular person considers better, what he /she strives for and what makes him/her happy.
What a wonderful and down to earth reply! Full of wisdom. Hats off to you!
I'll go with better protected environment. And yeah, happiness is not somewhere else, not in somebody else...it's in us. And yet somehow at some point some things contribute to it. Thanks!
I just added your book to my Amazon Wish List.
Even though you need to fight for freedom it's best to know that there are people who are really willing to achieve it and not just wait for others to do it. And freedom is always what everyone needs, even in relationships.
I think of Chocolate ice cream and it makes me feel that i eat it. Let north korians think they are in Iceland and let them feel happy. Let Saudis think of penguins and let them feel cold.
It's true that no one/nothing could make anyone happy but him/herself. But I cannot be absolutely happy when my neighbors butcher sheep or goats for the sake of religion.So if there's a country that values animals other than their meat it's a plus.
Neil if you have some money and some time I will dissuade you of this wealth centric opinion. To be blunt it is poppycock. We will visit rivers with dead bodies where we wash. And a city dump with 100K living in it. We will get malaria.
Ericdierker - I agree with what you said.... yet I have wtinessed people living on the street who are happy... truly happy. And I have witnessed people who have lots of everything money can buy and more who are NOT happy. I stand firm on my comment
Eric & Neil, I think you both make valid points, but I understand where Neil is coming from. I grew up somewhat poor & had no clue of what I was missing. I was happy. It is great to have what development brings, but happiness is inside.
Neil, I almost added that to my comment because if we went on my journey, what the heck, we would be there and people would love us and us them. I am so glad you pointed out the positive. Maybe we helped someone see our light.
I am from India and I love my country but I disagree with your line "if you are not happy in your own skin you wont be happy elsewhere" There are a lot of modifications in our system yet to be done.
Seshagopalan - if you believe happeness depends on systems that need changing, you will never find happiness...... but if you find happiness inside you may become the leader who makes the changes
Neil Sperling - You speak more from a philosophical point of view. The target is well-defined. If these changes take place, it would be better. Simple
Seshagopalan - I speak from a practical point of view, not philosophical. If you are happy, you have personal power. Use the power to create the changes in a positive manner.. The power of duplication. But If you are unhappy, that too will duplicate.
ok Neil I agree.
I like your optimistic attitude
You worded this so beautifully. We are going to lose many of our freedom's over this and yet all people see is FREE health care. It is costing us so much that when people figure out how much, there may be rioting, and it is not just monetary.
Free healthcare is in here in India but there are no good doctors. And in some rural places pharmacists are acting like doctors and there's no monitoring whatsoever. Freedom is what I need and opportunity to progress-paid with what you deserved.
I agree. The more educated people are (in it's truest sense) the more aware they become. And frankly speaking I have met a few who have MA degrees or even PhDs but don't have much knowledge about their fields.
That is what -minimum wage earners there are living like upper middle class people in here-, which is really nice!
So what makes Lulungameena the most beautiful, the best place in the universe?
the man from Lulungameena was asked that very question. How can this burned out, deslolate, lifeless place be the best place in the universe? The Lulungameena man said simply, "Because it is home and home is always the most beautiful & the bes
Freedom is really encouraging. That's what we've heard and read too. But then there will really people who would do all they can to suppress that. And yeah, the main thing is over-population and still backward in many things.
Ah I really don't have any plans of starting a revolution to make a country better through me. And yes I am taking responsibility myself that is why I have decided not to do many things that others are doing - I am not having children!
Oh my God! I seriously do not know what to say
What is that "Oh my God" for?
Just an expression of shock. I am sorry if you had taken any of my comment to your heart..
Nope! I am not going to ask that because money isn't everything. Dollars only have much value to other countries because of currency exchange and of course things are cheaper there, I heard.
I think you make a valid point. It's not to say 3rd world countries do not need aid, but many of our friends, neighbors & fellow citizens back home need help as well. Help should be sent elsewhere but after one's homeland is taken care of.
Hmm, I am looking for countries with people who fight for freedom, who have personal responsibility and who fight for what is right and not who is right.
What do you mean by right to fail and not jailed for it? But in terms of freedom to discuss religious issues without fearing my head will be shot at anytime indeed makes me want to be in that country...well, among other things. Thanks!
India, I think, is affordable although it lacks in many things...most of it are what you mentioned.
Well crimes and drugs are global issues I believe. It's just not in US or any other "developed" countries. Divorce? Well, just because it's not revealed much in other countries statistics it doesn't mean their married couples are living really well t
Astralrose, I think you miss-comprehended what I wrote. I did not write undeveloped countries are free of drugs & divorce. I wrote developed countries are not. And, my main pt. was family was most important wherever you may be.