Generally unhappy in your current environment? It’s not as if we were asked in which part of the world we prefer to be born and raised in is it? Your environment determines who you are as person in so many ways. Your predecessors in your environment have determined your culture and so many things that will go along with it, including what is considered right, wrong and socially acceptable. I can only speak of the USA because that is where I was born and raised but these predetermined influences exist in all areas across the globe. Take religion for example, who is to say one is more right than the other? The majority of the time you only believe what you believe because that is they way you were raised and everyone around you seemed to agree. This does not just apply to religion, that was just an example that can be easily seen, but these influences affect everything you know to be true, at least in the beginning. We as humans owe it to ourselves to always keep an open mind and try to form our own opinions, which is much easier said than done, even if we don’t immediately agree! How realistic is it to make a geographical and cultural change? Heard the expression “at the drop of a hat”? If you do something at the drop of a hat, you do it suddenly and easily, often without any preparation, with the slightest urge. Even for someone who has virtually no ties to their current environment, is it realistic to drop everything and make a change? I don’t believe it is, unless you maybe have a plethora of money at your disposal and a wild heart, but for those of us that don’t, it takes time, planning and the willingness to take a risk. Have you ever thought of the effect the environment has on our thoughts and feelings? How about the differences in your mood when it is dark and raining compared to sunny and breezy? Think about when you visit or vacation in a new place, how you have so much more energy and wake up with a smile on your face to start the day. Now think about your current environment, how does it make you feel on a day to day basis? I am not saying it’s wrong to be happy in your current environment, nor is it wrong to want something different. I am very thankful for everything in my life, past and present, but I do not feel ashamed to want a change or something different to intensify and accentuate my lifestyle, according to me as I see fit. I am simply another face in the crowd, trying to figure it all out and chasing a few dreams along the way. Where has it led me? Apparently to here and there and hopefully many more interesting places and experiences along the way. Sorry I have not made any life long decisions yet, other than to live and enjoy life.
What everyone wants from life is continuous and genuine happiness. Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise.