Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mango and Palm Trees.....Who cares?

Its seems sometimes well more often than not whenever anyone talks about Brazil or moving to Brazil they always mention the cost of produce, and the weather.  I see a lot of photographs of scenery, and people tell you how great freshly squeezed juice is.   Then I sit back and scratch my head.  THAT'S IT?  That's all it takes to get you move thousands of miles with your family in tow- pineapple JUICE?  Don't get me wrong I like the idea of nice weather and fresh fruit but for me that's a good vacation in the Mexico, that's not going to cause me to pack up and move.  There are way more pressing issues at hand when deciding if you should call a place home. 

Right now Norway has one of the highest standards of living in the world if not number one, and they get freezing dark winters, however that would not stop me from moving there if I could because they have a great quality of life and arguably the best social services in the world.   And those are the issues I'm more interested in (the tough issues), issues that effect my families daily life like public safety, roads, health care, social services, education, and government.  I don't know about you but last time I checked good mango juice is not a hallmark for great quality of life.  They might have great fruit in Haiti but I would never move there.  So the posts are colorful and juicy but if the real issues that affect people's lives in a dramatic way are not discussed with honesty than its all kind of pointless fluff.  

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