To Live In A Third World Country

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The United States is a wonderful place to live, but there are advantages to living, for a time, in a third world country. An argument could be made that raising children in a third world country would be beneficial . Also, living in a third world country for a year would be a great learning experience for college students. Our society would benefit if more of its citizens took the opportunity and lived outside the Unites States for a short period of time.After having experienced a sample of what Egypt has to offer, I have come to the conclusion that I prefer to raise my children in Alexandria or Aswan, Egypt as opposed to the United States of America. I tend to gravitate towards people and places that have warm cultures. The Egyptians' hospitality and sense of community impressed me during the short, one month that I was there. Greeting with kisses on the cheek, ensuring guests are comfortable, and generosity are common themes there and in other "third world" countries as well. I almost think the term "third world" should not have such a negative connotation with the inferiority it brings to mind. The children maintaining bonds with their parents, and the elderly being cared for by family is a definite plus, as is the overall positive aura found in such cultures since that is simply the way things are done. Thus, I have plans to live in Egypt a few months out of the year as well as possibly living in two places I have yet to visit, Turkey and Indonesia. I am assuming I will enjoy my time there since I have enjoyed the company of natives of Turkey and Indonesia and enjoy the languages; English seems to have such a clipped quality that I do not find it amusing in any sense. When the Turkish speak it reminds me of little children speaking and strikes my ears as pleasing. When...

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