When I was young, I used to think the world looked like the one I could see. Although I knew there where stuff like the Sahara desert, I could see pictures of it, it never really clicked properly. I’m from a forest-ed country, with annoying deer mucking around, a helpful government with universal services etc. But also the unemployement, poverty (by finnish standards), rampant alkoholism, lack of people (which now is a good thing) etc. all around.
Though many of the issues have improved today, but are atill around to a lesser degree.
So I thought Finland was a dump I should escape, but felt hopeless about that the rest of the world was the same dump.
Now with age, as I have gotten a job and had the opportunity to see more of the world etc. I have come to relize that I might have taken things for granted and only seen the problems. My which to flee is slowly turning into a feeling to stay.
So I’m curious of how it has been for you where ever your from, if you the trajectory has gone up or down through ageing etc.? Is there things you have taken for granted or have you been the opposite, now you se more problems that positives.