What place would you like to live in?

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What place would you like to live in?

Post by Isaac » Thu May 29, 2014 12:58 pm

Where would you live given the option?

I w ould probably say Germany, Norway, or Sweden. They sound like they have amazing politics and great quality of life which I'm all for! I would also like to be able to have more freedom of expression, which those societies offer!

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Post by thebestofenergy » Thu May 29, 2014 1:58 pm

I agree with you that those countries are amazing to live in. I fancied moving there too :)
Altough, they're very expensive (especially Norway). But to have great quality of life, you must spend more.
If I had to choose, I'd probably pick one among Norway, Denmark, Sweden or Switzerland. Great quality of life, amazing politics, long life expectations, outstanding health care system and low crime rate.
If I had to choose basing myself on how great the place looks, I'd probably choose Hawaii or Bali (Indonesia); or of course one of those remote islands, like Madagascar.
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Post by Volenta » Thu May 29, 2014 3:41 pm

I'm having a kind of tendency to go to Australia. Beautiful nature, lots of space, and great weather. But I'm not sure if it's politically and economically better than staying in the Netherlands. I love the Netherlands for being pretty progressive/liberal, although it feels like there's a growing amount of nationalism and racism.

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Post by thebestofenergy » Thu May 29, 2014 4:04 pm

Volenta wrote:I'm having a kind of tendency to go to Australia. Beautiful nature, lots of space, and great weather. But I'm not sure if it's politically and economically better than staying in the Netherlands. I love the Netherlands for being pretty progressive/liberal, although it feels like there's a growing amount of nationalism and racism.
Netherlands are in many of the 'Top 10 countries in the world' lists. You should consider yourself lucky.
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Post by brimstoneSalad » Thu May 29, 2014 6:41 pm

Why do people want to live in the good, liberal countries?

I'd like to live in the middle-east, a second world Islamic country.

I have to ask, where would I be most likely to do the most good?
Of course, I would also be most likely to be executed there...

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Post by Neptual » Thu May 29, 2014 9:36 pm

In about a year from now I'm going to be moving to Switzerland, can't wait to get there :D
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Post by Isaac » Thu May 29, 2014 9:51 pm

thebestofenergy wrote:
Volenta wrote:I'm having a kind of tendency to go to Australia. Beautiful nature, lots of space, and great weather. But I'm not sure if it's politically and economically better than staying in the Netherlands. I love the Netherlands for being pretty progressive/liberal, although it feels like there's a growing amount of nationalism and racism.
Netherlands are in many of the 'Top 10 countries in the world' lists. You should consider yourself lucky.
Racism is pretty prevelent in the Netherlands. Not sure I would want to go there. I want a place that is very progressive and people are treated equally within society no matter what gender, race, sex, creed, nationality, orientation, or religion they are. There's probably more than that, too.

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Post by charlotte-reva » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:23 am

I would love to live in a tropical or sub tropical location for the warmth, the beaches, the fruits . I have noticed that for me my health get worse during winter time in northern europe climate. So i am thinking about ,canary islands, spain or french polynesia . I ''ll aslo would love to move to thailand but i cant become a citizen there easily .

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Post by miniboes » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:37 am

brimstoneSalad wrote:Why do people want to live in the good, liberal countries?

I'd like to live in the middle-east, a second world Islamic country.

I have to ask, where would I be most likely to do the most good?
Of course, I would also be most likely to be executed there...
I know this is an old topic, but I don't think you're right on this one. Sure, you may be able to do more good through direct advocacy there, but in a rich country you can do much more by earning to give (paying dozens of people to do the direct aid that you would otherwise do) and advocating for important causes such as climate change and animal welfare (richer countries tend to emit more GHG and consume more animals).

Therefore, my pick would be either an EU country, China or the USA for the scale of their governments and their economic circumstances.
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Post by brimstoneSalad » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:10 pm

miniboes wrote:Sure, you may be able to do more good through direct advocacy there, but in a rich country you can do much more by earning to give
The massive wealth disparity in the middle east makes that a potentially viable option there too.
And on an interpersonal level, you'd also be able to influence many more hearts and minds.

Of course, it depends on the details of your activism. If you're in politics, you definitely want to be in the West.
For earning to give, it depends on your industry.

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