There is a growing number of expats who are financially destitute in the Philippines and Thailand. Graham Ramsay asked me today why don’t they just go home. But the reality is many have nothing to go back to. Also many are happier even financially broke than they were back in the West. I think they have become a casualty of modern times in the Western world. I myself find it difficult to deal with the selfishness, corporate greed and corrupt politicians in the West. Although Asia suffers with some of the same issues being in another country can actually insulate you from it. Because being in your own country you feel you need to do something. In someone else’s you may complain “why doesn’t someone do something” but in most cases it doesn’t involve yourself so becomes one less stress in life to worry about.
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