Thursday, October 13, 2011

Home advantage

Someone who has always stayed at the very same place from birth to death can fully assume that he's from the place he lives in. That person is never asked to prove or establish anything, in order to claim any form of belonging to a particular place. That's what I would call a pretty easy life. On the other hand, any new comer to any new place will have to work hard in order to fit in, by learning the local culture, the language and the rules of life.

We belong to this group of people who didn't enjoy any home advantage through most of their adult life and it has made us very resilient and more adaptable. I like the experience and don't envy those who still can claim a “home advantage;” it has made me so much stronger!

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