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- Jan 26, 2016
For me the cons more than outweigh the pros. We are leaders in green renewable energy but pay so much for it that elderly people dying because of the cold is the norm. There are stunning views and rolling hills on the one day a year you are not getting battered by the weather. "Free" poor standard healthcare (even if you opt to take insurance you still have to go through the NHS to get a diagnosis which can take years). The weather is terrible. Cheap flights to Europe but massive unemployment, coupled with low wages and extortionate living costs make them hard to afford. Glaswegians (that's a joke they're not that bad). Massive taxes on things like food and fuel even though we are apparently the oil capital of Europe. And of course the weather. I know there are much worse places of course, and I know I am lucky compared to some but the one and only good thing about this place from where I'm sitting is that you can get a degree for £1800 a year as opposed to what the Americans pay. Even then that system is widely abused.I just wanted to say thanks for reminding me to be grateful that I am here in the US. It's a much-needed reminder that there is always someone who would love to have the things you take for granted! I actually lived in Scotland until 3 years ago and I miss the stunning views, great hiking, lovely people, and short/cheap flights to everywhere in Europe! So there's a little grass-is-greenerism. Enjoy the things I miss and can't wait to hear news about your family emigrating
I say this not to complain (really!) I'm just pointing it out from a different perspective(The poor boy raised on a council estate who grew up watching the 30k millionaire oil workers roam about with their "status" treating people like me as if we are shit on their shoe and who are swift to remind you how great it is even though, without their credit ratings they would hardly be better off). It's not nice being somewhere you can't stand. I know there are many others on this forum that are in the same position. That feeling of being trapped can cause you to make some stupid desperate mistakes that you wouldn't make otherwise because maybe, just maybe there's a chance of escape. I'm working on mine and I hope everyone else working on theirs gets what they are working for.
Thanks for the well wishes and I hope one day I can post back here as a proud American. Until then it's back to the grindstone
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