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Old 06-25-2018, 08:49 AM
 
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Thanks god i live in Australia where Sydney’s public transport is clean and I got 4 weeks off to travel anywhere I want )
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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It takes you an hour to go 5 miles on public transit? That's way slow, even by the rather dismal standards of most American transit systems. Why is it so slow? Do you have to transfer and the connections aren't coordinated? Does the bus (I'm assuming it's a bus) follow an out-of-the-way routing?


Have you explored other areas in your city that would offer you a shorter, more direct ride to your place of employment? It wouldn't help with the other issues you've raised, but finding a quicker ride to work might at least make that part of your life more tolerable.
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:25 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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It has been weighing on me lately. Does anyone else feel the same? Is there anyone out there (or boards that you can direct me to about this topic) who has relocated to Europe and what the good and bad is about it? I'm new here, so thanks for reading
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I started to feel that way in the US in about 1994. In 1996, I immigrated to Denmark (for a job).
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Yeah America has turned into a meme at this point.

Yes, the US is a meme if you have simply an average job and file your income taxes via a W-2. In that case, you are better off in Europe, if you can.


US is better if you actually pursue the "American" dream as designed from the beginning: your own business, successful enough to save and invest further, filing your income taxes via Schedules B, C, D, and E.

OP, if the above short-hand code does not meaningfully answer all your questions, then not worth discussing further, and you are better off in Europe, if you can.

Good Luck!
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:41 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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It's pretty impressive that a random customs person knew your city-data nickname!
Yeah! I noticed it too. Fascinating!!!

BTW: in the last 30 years I observed a fundamental change: America that used to be a land of opportunity, has become a land of opportunists...

It's hard to argue with this:
https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5208374

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Old 06-25-2018, 03:38 PM
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Yeah! I noticed it too. Fascinating!!!

BTW: in the last 30 years I observed a fundamental change: America that used to be a land of opportunity, has become a land of opportunists...

It's hard to argue with this:
https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5208374
This is what I see as well.
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Old 06-25-2018, 04:29 PM
 
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America is not isolated in a way that people from all over the world keep coming.

Even small cities in the Midwest have many recent immigrants from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America...
However, American families are pretty much isolated from these people. Friendship, marriage, or even careers are not mutually involved to a large extent. Very few Americans bother to learn a foreign language up to fluency.
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:25 PM
 
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It takes you an hour to go 5 miles on public transit? That's way slow, even by the rather dismal standards of most American transit systems. Why is it so slow? Do you have to transfer and the connections aren't coordinated? Does the bus (I'm assuming it's a bus) follow an out-of-the-way routing?


Have you explored other areas in your city that would offer you a shorter, more direct ride to your place of employment? It wouldn't help with the other issues you've raised, but finding a quicker ride to work might at least make that part of your life more tolerable.
Yes, it is a bus. There's only one major road into the city where I am, and the buses do not have their own bus lanes, so it has to sit in the traffic. There's tens of thousands of people coming in on that road. Heck, for whatever reason it's jammed at 2pm leaving the city every day. I have considered moving to another part of the city but, idk I'm not ready to waste money on a deposit/first month rent/moving costs, etc. But yes, the commute is a big part of my stress. I try to keep myself sane by reminding myself that it is the cheapest option.
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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It's pretty impressive that a random customs person knew your city-data nickname!
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Yeah! I noticed it too. Fascinating!!!


Hopefully, the customs person knew the nick-name due to the C-D poster communicating it in some way in the past rather than learning it by snooping around.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:25 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Yeah! I noticed it too. Fascinating!!!

BTW: in the last 30 years I observed a fundamental change: America that used to be a land of opportunity, has become a land of opportunists...

It's hard to argue with this:
https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5208374
Convergence of the demise of the nuclear home, rolling back of laws that protected middle and lower class workers, and the rest of the world is much more economically competitive, increasing price of resources like oil and forcing many American workers to compete with foreign workers.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:26 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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America is not isolated in a way that people from all over the world keep coming.

Even small cities in the Midwest have many recent immigrants from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America...
However, American families are pretty much isolated from these people. Friendship, marriage, or even careers are not mutually involved to a large extent. Very few Americans bother to learn a foreign language up to fluency.
In the 18th and 19th centuries USA drew immigrants from world's most affluent nations like Germany and Japan. Today they mostly come from the poorest nations like Guatemala or Somalia.
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