Gti2r wrote:Dude, you are living in the best country in the world, stay away from Europe! This is coming from someone who lives in Norway. If you live in a European country and have a foreign ethnic background, you will face discrimination and have a hard time.
There is no such thing as the "best country" in the world. Living in the US has plenty of downsides but the country provides a great platform to make money if that's your thing. The quality of life is sacrificed here in favor of making money. That takes a toll on a lot of people.
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That's exactly what I tell people back home too. If you live in the state you can make a significant amount of money, but you barely get to enjoy it. The sacrifices are too great for making money. In the end if you're good at what you do, you can make money wherever you go. As for why USA is the best country in the world, i'm going to place this here; enjoy.
I don't think there's such a thing as a best country in the world, all countries offer something different as long as they're first world. Some like longer vacations others are workaholics. It really depends on what YOU value in life most. Too many people view US as a haven because they watch Hollywood. Those parties that get out of hand almost never happen, those beautiful houses with great garden are almost non existent (Unless you're Tom Brady,) and forget about trying to climb out of middle class thanks to uncle sam quadruple dipping in your pocket on a bi-weekly basis. Basically USA is not american pie, it's hard work, and and the pay off is decent, but so is the cost of living. pretty much like anywhere else you go in the world. As for retiring in US for millennials is a sure thing it won't happen on SS tax that we keep paying. Pretty sure everyone is is adding to their 401k in order to make sure they can die in peace, and don't even get me started on the healthcare system.
I was looking into purchasing a house, and basically I had to pay 20% of a house which cost $600,000 it was completely falling apart, hence investing in renovating it. I would buried in debt until the age of 50+, and approximately 80% my salary would go to the house if not more till the house was paid off. to make a long story short, I would have to work just so I could live in US. Yea, that sounds like the best place in the world to be in. Don't get me wrong there's other solutions to it as well, but why settle down now when I can go and try something new, wouldn't lose much. In fact I'd gain more experience, and possibly save approximately $80,000 in two years because I can get a free masters degree in Europe.
As for racism, look at who's running for president dude, that's not going away anytime soon, it's just how the world is set up. The one good thing about US is you can ignore it and surround yourself with people like you so you won't feel it, but it's still there.