Why I don’t want my Kids to settle abroad

August 19, 2020
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Before starting to discuss why I don’t want my Kids to settle abroad I want to clear out that it’s not for my selfish motives. I am a young Parent writing this and not a sunset one who wants to keep my kids with myself in my old age or retirement age.

You must be wondering if I thought the same for myself when I was a Teenager or a young adult? Yes, I did. I never wanted myself to settle abroad, despite all the hurdles faced in my teenage, disagreements with my Parents and whatever shit Life had thrown.

Why a child when grown-up, wants to go abroad?

I have seen many young people who wish to settle abroad and start a new Life there by doing odd jobs. There are reasons behind their decision to settle for something low-

  • Better study opportunities
  • Independence
  • Cleaner environment
  • Safety and Health

However India is showing remarkable progress in terms of better education policies and opportunities, cleaner India by launching and taking ahead swachh bharat abhiyaan seriously and improved health services.

Now, let me put up my own reasons of why I never wanted to settle abroad and why I want the same for my Kids.

Varied culture, seasons and terrain

There is no chance to be bored of something. Seasons change almost every quarter and we enjoy all shades of them. Multiple religions means varied festivities which never let you get bored. Varied geographical terrain offers you a vast traveling experience- from highest mountains to waterfalls to beaches and sea. There is so much to explore in a lifetime.

Time to give back

Our country gave us the freedom we asked for-

  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of belief.
  • Freedom to express oneself.
  • Freedom of the press.
  • Freedom to choose one’s profession.
  • Freedom of religion.
  • Freedom to select own leader.

We should give back some respect and honor by staying back and contribute towards country’s progress.

Economy needs us

Why to contribute towards the economy of some other country when our country is working hard to raise the per capita income and gross domestic income.

Minimalist approach

I liked the minimalist approach of Indians. We prefer repairing things rather than throwing them away, we try to follow Zero waste lifestyle when it comes to Kitchen, we use buckets for bathing, we sun-dry our clothes, we still use coolers instead of Air conditioner, we are mainly vegetarian.

These all are sustainable living practices and it helps our environment.

Endless possibilities

There are entertainment options available for everyone irrespective of their income. So, every person can enjoy and entertain.

  • There are markets for different sets of economic classes.
  • There are fares for poor and rich, both.
  • There are eating joints for all classes of people.

Things you can change- Be a Hero!

Every country is a work in progress. India offers us a lot when it comes to bringing the good change.

You can work for society upliftment and you may never know, you will be popular and the satisfaction you gain, is a bonus.

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  • Reply Shaun kinnair August 26, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Great post Upasna. I made it my mission to take my children all around the world just so they could get educated with different cultures so I agree with your article here, it’s recommended if you have the money.

  • Reply Amritha Srinath August 24, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    This is indeed a very interesting take on the prompt. I completely agree, when our country gives us so many things it is ideal to contribute our bit by getting employed in the country and giving back to the economy.

  • Reply Disha August 24, 2020 at 1:15 am

    At a point I wanted to settle abroad, but as I grew up I realized it was a borrowed dream. Now, I can see the opportunities available in our own country. Yes, it’s a work in progress but towards a better future.

  • Reply Richa MIna August 23, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    it’s a well written post showing all the positive points for which kids or as a matter of fact anyone should stay in India. i believe that freedom to choose also applies to everyone so despite the fact that i want my kids to stay in India i won’t be the one to stop them if they want to leave.
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  • Reply subhranil de August 23, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    I personally wanted to go abroad for doing job for a better life, but I have changed my mind. Now I only want to take a tour rather.

  • Reply Kevin August 23, 2020 at 5:34 am

    I think it is natural to want your kids to be close to you as they grow older. In today’s climate, living closer to your family supports a powerful support system.

  • Reply MeenalSonal Mathur August 23, 2020 at 12:02 am

    Our country has all the facilities what one looks in abroad. It is the time when the gents of the country remain here and make India shine even brighter.

  • Reply Gurjeet Chhabra August 21, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    I am also not in favour of sending my kids abroad or even i don’t like to settle abroad. The value You can give here , is difficult to make them understand in abroad.
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  • Reply SwatiMathur August 20, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    I agree with you, its time for us to give back to our society. Brain drain is one of the biggest hurdle in economic progress of our country, Its time us to be more selfless and give more importance to humanity.

  • Reply Mayura Amarkant August 20, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Wow Upasna! Give yourself a pat on the back for writing such an amazing post! I resonate with your views and personally, I also don’t want my kids to go abroad.

  • Reply Surbhi prapanna August 20, 2020 at 6:48 am

    Honestly I believe it is a completely a personal opinion of any family or parents that they wish for their kids. And they can select whatever they want for their kids. I liked your reasons. Indeed India is doing great in all aspects of life, so why not contribute to our own country ‘s economy.

  • Reply Pragnya Mishra August 20, 2020 at 6:35 am

    This post gave me the feeling of Swades movie. 🙂
    Unfortuately, like Ishieta said, the abroad aspiration gets seeded quite early in life when we expect abroad is the promised land. A better quality of life, better education etc etc. Well, the promised land is flawed; people just don’t accept it.

  • Reply Alpana Deo August 20, 2020 at 1:40 am

    Completely understand your thoughts behind writing this post but I would like to say that sometimes, it is not in our hands what our future will be. I have been in the USA for 15 years and my expectations from my kids is they should not see India inferior in any manner. What future holds for them, that can’t predict. Just that whichever country they live not necessarily to be India or USA. It may be any other country, they should never forget their roots.

  • Reply PraGun August 20, 2020 at 1:33 am

    That is so much like me, I too never wanted to settle abroad as I love India in its own way very much, and as yet have no intentions to send my kids abroad. Instead would love it if they could serve their own country in whichever way possible. I love the traditions, the rich culture, education ways, and progressive outlook.

  • Reply Sivaranjini. A August 20, 2020 at 12:10 am

    Rightful approach. Our country needs us. To be a hero in the nation we belong too is really a great thought that is very much needed to be inculcated in the children of tomorrow.

  • Reply Sadvika kylash August 19, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    Yes! I too, somehow feel the same way that you did. I’m.a new parent for two girls. But as my blog post, is about the same. Kids who grow up in India. I can relate to your post. Good one.

  • Reply ishieta August 19, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    This is an interesting conversation! I dont think anyone yet realises that we blindly still aspire to send our kids abroad believing it would be a better life! while in our own country now, a better life is available

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