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August 22, 2020

10 Reasons Not To Move To The UK

London

The United Kingdom is one of the most powerful and influential countries in the world. But like many countries, it is also not perfect so think twice before moving there and the list below will make you think a bit longer before moving to the UK. Below are 10 reasons not to move to the United Kingdom.

1. High levels of Depression – most people are under immense pressure from society to do well or act a certain way… as a result, a large number of people in the United Kingdom suffer from depression. Some people in public will smile and give the impression that they are happy, but secretly they are not.

2. High Standards of Living – the United Kingdom is a rich and powerful country, and like all the rich and powerful countries it suffers from “high standards of living”. This means if you are not earning the average income of $41,030 per year, you will most likely have a hard time meeting all your needs.

3. Many Low Paying Jobs – the UK offers people lots of opportunities but most of the jobs are low paying jobs, especially in the services and hospitality industries.

4. Systemic Racism – systemic racism is strong in the United Kingdom, a form of hidden racism that makes life more difficult for people of color, religion, gender, etc.

5. Family Is Not As Important – due to most people being so independent, long gone are the days where family members eat together and keep in regular contact. It still happens during special occasions (i.e Christmas), but not as much.

6. Too Independent – asking people for help, especially for financial help is frowned upon, and so people have become too independent even when they need assistance. Someone may help you but they might still have bad assumptions; such as “he/she wants a handout, get a job, etc”.

7. Too Much Regulation – the UK is highly organized, so things take time to get approved. You can’t just build a house or a building whenever you want.

8. Materialistic – this is mostly young people, especially girls. The latest iPhones, the latest computers, the clothes, the latest car, etc. The west as a whole is a very materialistic society.

9. Post-secondary education is expensive – similar to American or Canadian post-secondary education, going to college or university is expensive and international students pay even more.

10. The weather – the UK weather is better than many to most of the countries in Western Europe such as Norway, Finland, and others because it doesn’t get very cold or very warm – the weather is “temperate”. However the weather is very inconsistent, you never know what to expect. Most days, it is raining and the sky is boring and grey.

 

August 15, 2020

10 Reasons Not To Move To Afghanistan

kabul

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, a country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Most governments around the world advise against travel to Afghanistan and we definitely advise against moving to Afghanistan. Afghanistan has too many problems to list in one article, but below are 10 reasons NOT to move there.

1. Not Safe – Afghanistan is literally one of the world’s battlegrounds. It is home to lots of armed groups including ISIS. The biggest and most powerful is The Taliban. There is constant fighting between the Afghan government and Taliban forces despite several attempts to make peace. Deadly suicide attacks, car bombs, and targeted killings in urban areas are common. Despite the United States withdrawing from the country, they still conduct a lot of Airstrikes and drone attacks, resulting in civilian casualties.

2. Too Much Corruption – this has always been a problem in Afghanistan and always will be. There is corruption at every level of government. Billions of dollars have been stolen over the years by high-level government officials and others.

3. Very Low Standard Of Living – Afghanistan is one of the poorest nations on Earth – the average annual income is $600 US. The country has an estimated GDP of 22 billion dollars.

4. Unstable Economy – due to constant wars, bombings, food shortages, political unrest and many other issues – the economy is never stable. Unemployment is very high. The economy operates on a cash-only basis so credit cards are not widely accepted.

5. Low Life Expectancy – Because of all the problems citizens in Afghanistan face, life average life expectancy is 50 years.

6. Bad Infrastructure – Afghanistan is located in an active seismic zone, so earthquakes are not uncommon. Most buildings have poor infrastructure.

7. Electricity Problems – Electricity is a luxury in Afghanistan so for this reason alone, definitely do not move there.

8. Water and Food Shortages – The country experiences a lot of droughts, so water shortages are very common, as well as food shortages.

9. Human Rights Concerns – Violence against women and children is high and unfortunately, most of these cases go unreported. Same-sex relations are strictly prohibited and if discovered you will go to prison for at least 5 years.

10. Discriminatory Practices and Torture by Police – Detainees in police custody often experience torture at extreme levels such as electric current to their genitals, crushing their testicles with clamps, etc.