Something I see mentioned very rarely on here is the "quality of life". The reason I say this, is that I'm relatively privileged in that I live by the sea within an easy commute of a city in the North of Scotland. On a recent trip to London, I was amazed how people put up with being crammed in the tube (i.e. the underground). My sister reckoned that cattle wouldn't get treated as badly as people do on the tube.
So... is it worth sacrificing your quality of life to live with the woman (or man) of your dreams?
Or is this yet another factor why long distance relationships are so dam difficult...
What is quality of life? Sometimes you cannot choose the place of work or the place of living, but you can choose your quality of living, even though you live in a city crowded with people.
For me, quality of life means to be able to live according to your means in a very highly but simple way. If you don't like crowded areas, you will always look for a way to avoid it, and still have a good quality of life. Quality of life also means to me to respect the other whom ever he or she is. Quality of life means the decisions you make throughout the day that makes it a better way of living. Those who have the blessing of living by the seashore or in the countryside, don't have to worry about city problems, but nevertheless, I am a city girl who knows how to handle it and always look for the best of it.
The space you give to yourself will help you always to have a good quality of life.
But with quality of life also comes "education". If we don't like certain things, what do we do to change them?
Your way of life will reflect on others, whether they are foreigners or not. Values are also an important issue for having a quality in life. If your out of values, you will not care about anything or anyone or anything they might think. Education is the key and value is the base of everything else.
So the decisions you make of your own life will impact your quality of life. If you don't like humidity, don't live in a humidity place. But if you are force to do so, then you have to commit yourself to do something, so your quality of life will not affect you or bother you to the extent to feel miserable about it.
In short, you have to look at the good side of everything, if you want to have a high quality life.
Bonnie88, open your eyes GB in the the right weather and that's fairly often, with climatic change is one of the most beautiful places on earth, its the politics, congestion, quality of life and yes i will say it unwanted biased immigrants that spoil a once lovely country. I agree Alpen snow quality of life is what its about, increasingly difficult to find in congested England but then there's Wales and Scotland and N. Ireland in GB.
Good topic...I left the comforts of Canada to live in the UK many years ago. When I was 18, things like central heating and dampness has not a big deal...lol.
It was when my son was born after living 7 years in the UK that I decided to return to Canada because I knew I could give him a higher standard of living and quality of life back here in Canada.
I was living in a relatively large city here in Canada up until December when I returned to the place I lived as a teenager (the place I left to go to the UK and I hated as a teenager) I came back here because I knew I could give my children a better quality of life where the children can see bald eagles and deer everyday and go boating on a regular basis. They just love it here compared to the big city.
Now the funny thing is that I am considering to move back to the UK, 15 years after I first left Canada, but where I might live in Scotland is close enough to the big citys (isn't everywhere close in the UK?) so I will not feel as though I am living in a remote place like here where the closest big city is 1200 miles away.
Good topic Alpen.. I gave up a great career, a cushy lifestyle in a warm tropical climate and friends and family to make a new life for myself in cold miserable London 20 years ago all for the love of a Brit...and I never saw nor visited UK till I got married. Always felt that had I seen UK I would not have even dated a Brit...lol ..Ignorance/innocence is sometimes as crucial as blind love..and looking back I don't think I would have the stamina nor the enthusiasm to do it all over again that blindly.. I did marry for love and adventure and was not short-changed but that was an adventure I could face in my twenties , but don't think I could face it all again...(famous last words! lol)