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Old Jul 23rd 2007, 8:05 pm
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Default chasing the dream creates superficial happiness

i wish i'd seen it earlier.

it has become blatantly obvious that so many people make this large step of emigrating to oz because they dream of the happiness it will create for them.

it only creates a superficial happiness.

family and true friends back home are what counts.

friends you meet out here will never ever be the same as your friends back home that you grew up with.

the weather, the (supposedely) better standard of living, more relaxed atmosphere (what used to be in oz) are all just superficial compared to what you have when you are back where your roots lie.

so many people spend thousands of pounds finding all this the hard way...i am one of these people.
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Old Jul 23rd 2007, 8:31 pm
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Default Re: chasing the dream creates superficial happiness

Originally Posted by billybaxter
i wish i'd seen it earlier.

it has become blatantly obvious that so many people make this large step of emigrating to oz because they dream of the happiness it will create for them.

it only creates a superficial happiness.

family and true friends back home are what counts.

friends you meet out here will never ever be the same as your friends back home that you grew up with.

the weather, the (supposedely) better standard of living, more relaxed atmosphere (what used to be in oz) are all just superficial compared to what you have when you are back where your roots lie.

so many people spend thousands of pounds finding all this the hard way...i am one of these people.

I have nothing I could add to that. You said all that I am feeling. (Except I'm in the US, not Oz!)
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Old Jul 23rd 2007, 8:41 pm
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Default Re: chasing the dream creates superficial happiness

Originally Posted by billybaxter
i wish i'd seen it earlier.

it has become blatantly obvious that so many people make this large step of emigrating to oz because they dream of the happiness it will create for them.

it only creates a superficial happiness.

family and true friends back home are what counts.

friends you meet out here will never ever be the same as your friends back home that you grew up with.

the weather, the (supposedely) better standard of living, more relaxed atmosphere (what used to be in oz) are all just superficial compared to what you have when you are back where your roots lie.

so many people spend thousands of pounds finding all this the hard way...i am one of these people.

Well you may be , but lots dont run there life through family and friends , some make new friends and accept family distance , unless you need a cuddle before bed why worry over family ?

Would the same rule apply if say you had family and friends who were living in a desert and had no water to drink hardly and was poor , surely you should take them with you ?
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Old Jul 23rd 2007, 8:44 pm
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A short hop to Oz or the US is a far cry from Spain. Not quite as easy to get a £1 fare and nip back in a couple of hours.
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Originally Posted by Shivster
A short hop to Oz or the US is a far cry from Spain. Not quite as easy to get a £1 fare and nip back in a couple of hours.
Exactly.
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Default Re: chasing the dream creates superficial happiness

Originally Posted by Big Pete
Well you may be , but lots dont run there life through family and friends , some make new friends and accept family distance , unless you need a cuddle before bed why worry over family ?

Would the same rule apply if say you had family and friends who were living in a desert and had no water to drink hardly and was poor , surely you should take them with you ?
Is this a wind-up?
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Default Re: chasing the dream creates superficial happiness

Originally Posted by billybaxter
i wish i'd seen it earlier.

it has become blatantly obvious that so many people make this large step of emigrating to oz because they dream of the happiness it will create for them.

it only creates a superficial happiness.

family and true friends back home are what counts.

friends you meet out here will never ever be the same as your friends back home that you grew up with.

the weather, the (supposedely) better standard of living, more relaxed atmosphere (what used to be in oz) are all just superficial compared to what you have when you are back where your roots lie.

so many people spend thousands of pounds finding all this the hard way...i am one of these people.

So, so true.
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Old Jul 23rd 2007, 8:52 pm
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Default Re: chasing the dream creates superficial happiness

Originally Posted by Big Pete
Well you may be , but lots dont run there life through family and friends , some make new friends and accept family distance , unless you need a cuddle before bed why worry over family ?

Would the same rule apply if say you had family and friends who were living in a desert and had no water to drink hardly and was poor , surely you should take them with you ?

I DO need a cuddle before bed. I highly recommend it.

You'll learn......... the hard way
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Originally Posted by dunroving
Is this a wind-up?
No it's advice on moving back to the UK from someone who hasn't left the UK!
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No it's advice on moving back to the UK from someone who hasn't left the UK!
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Default Re: chasing the dream creates superficial happiness

Originally Posted by billybaxter
i wish i'd seen it earlier.

it has become blatantly obvious that so many people make this large step of emigrating to oz because they dream of the happiness it will create for them.

it only creates a superficial happiness.

family and true friends back home are what counts.

friends you meet out here will never ever be the same as your friends back home that you grew up with.

the weather, the (supposedely) better standard of living, more relaxed atmosphere (what used to be in oz) are all just superficial compared to what you have when you are back where your roots lie.

so many people spend thousands of pounds finding all this the hard way...i am one of these people.

I really hope that you everything works out for you,at least you tried which is a lot more than some people do,keep strong and ,you would of never known how you feel if you hadnt tryed.This is for Katesbackagain too.Really feel for you.
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Originally Posted by Shivster
No it's advice on moving back to the UK from someone who hasn't left the UK!
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No it's advice on moving back to the UK from someone who hasn't left the UK!
No its someone who cant see what the problem is ?

have web cams ,phones and planes ?
If i was so closely tied to family and friends i wouldnt go anywhere , i would build a really big house and have them all move in with me

Lifes about compromises and stuff , cant live your life around others , in my opinion
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Default Re: chasing the dream creates superficial happiness

Gotta disagree here. I have made friends in the UK just as good as those I grew up with or knew in the States...and while it's a short hop to Spain it sure isn't to the States.

My happiness here in my adopted home is not superficial either. I love it here. Have not been homesick either. I went back to the States for a visit recently and couldn't wait to get back here because 'here' is now home.

I know my situation is different than many on this forum but not all come back because they were miserable abroad. It was always our plan to live back in the UK. A few on this forum live or lived abroad for a job or other reasons and not everyone hated living away from 'home'....'home' is where I want it to be.
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Default Re: chasing the dream creates superficial happiness

Originally Posted by Big Pete
Well you may be , but lots dont run there life through family and friends , some make new friends and accept family distance , unless you need a cuddle before bed why worry over family ?

Would the same rule apply if say you had family and friends who were living in a desert and had no water to drink hardly and was poor , surely you should take them with you ?

haha dunno what's going on in your head today BP but this is the MBTTUK forum and you are planning on leaving and so hardly the one to give sound advice eh
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