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
- 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.
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.
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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