Do you like to live

Do you like living in Germany?

Do you like living in Germany?

December 17th, 2018 at 2:53 pm
I feel at home in another country. That probably has to do with the fact that my parents paid absolutely no attention to me in the interpersonal area and, apart from school friends, I grew up almost exclusively with American influences. And so I'm more interested in Thanksgiving than Thanksgiving, and July 4th more than October 3rd. and so on. When I was young, emigrating wasn't a realistic option. If I were young today, maybe I would go, or at least try. But now I feel too old for that and I also know too much about the disadvantages of the other country.

I asked myself the question that I would like to ask you now: Do you like living in Germany? If yes why? If you only live here for supposed reasons of reason, what are they? If you live here with passion, what are you so enthusiastic about? Or would you really like to live somewhere else or have you even tried? Why?

Note: My personal USA story should not be an occasion for a USA discussion, you can write about every conceivable country here. Many have their dream country in the back of their minds. I'm curious.


Report cited twice

Do you like living in Germany?

December 17th, 2018 at 2:56 pm
@Dnreb
Yes, I like living in Germany. This is where my roots are, everything is familiar to me, this is where I have my work, my friends, the center of my life. I am married to an American and could therefore emigrate to the USA at any time, but I have never had the need. I feel safe here, in good hands and well looked after, more than I think I can achieve in any other country.


Report

Do you like living in Germany?

December 17, 2018 at 3:12 pm
You already dream to yourself. Have visited quite a few countries where I felt strangely at home.

The US (California, Nevada, Arizona) also gave me this strange feeling. Like coming home We visited family friends there whom I did not know personally before these trips. It felt like part of the family right away.

Maybe it's because my parents lived in the US for a while before I was born. I was told a lot about that in my childhood. We also looked at photos a lot. Maybe that somehow made an impression on me.

I'm looking forward to probably going back there next year. But living there is not an option for me. Emigrating to the USA is not exactly easy these days and living there is just as much. Then it is better to spend a few weeks vacation there every now and then and enjoy the freedom. Elsewhere, too, often only seems exciting until everyday life returns.

I feel quite at home in Germany. Here I have my family and friends, my familiar surroundings. And let's be honest, we're doing great here.


Report

Do you like living in Germany?

December 17, 2018 at 3:26 pm
Germany is not my dream country, but I like living here.
I've also thought about emigrating, but that didn't happen. In 5 years the children will be out of the woods and should stand on their own two feet, but I won't emigrate anymore.
I then travel a lot and see where it's nice.

I once trundled through the South Seas for three months. I liked it a lot. But I really fell in love with New Zealand.
Whereby I only assumed the country and its people, not political and social systems.


Report

Do you like living in Germany?

December 17th, 2018 at 3:50 pm

Report

Do you like living in Germany?

December 17th, 2018 at 3:58 pm
From day to day, to be honest, I've been here for a while and also very grateful for my training and work - but people are getting used to - probably. but it's also up to me ^^


Report

Do you like living in Germany?

December 17, 2018 at 4:24 pm
I'll stick to your USA theory.

There is a great area that I find very beautiful (I could imagine living there forever), since my English skills are better than any other language, I know the food, it is the only way to bite through there, spontaneously. Downside, this is not an area where you should go. So everything for the cat, wishful thinking ...

Germany, the country itself is ok, some people ... well ... It doesn't feel better. But move away ... Mh ... I get along even worse elsewhere.


Report

Do you like living in Germany?

December 17, 2018 at 4:37 pm
Yes, and I realize that every time I come back here after a very nice stay abroad (I studied, worked and of course went on vacation / traveled the country).

There are many things that you are more German than you realize. I don't mean the obvious characteristics or even the prejudices or stereotypes such as bratwurst, beer, sauerkraut, punctuality, orderliness, etc.


Report

Do you like living in Germany?

December 17, 2018 at 4:49 pm
I also really like to live here ... I wouldn't want to go anywhere else either ... but what I would really like to do would be to live somewhere else for a month or two and so ... to do it every year, I find it very attractive ... I thought about it for my retirement ... for Egypt, more precisely Alexandria ... I have many relatives there and the stay there is super cheap compared to Germany ... I would really like it. .. :-)


Report

Do you like living in Germany?

December 17th, 2018 at 4:58 pm
I really enjoy living here. A few reasons that are all important to me:

There is a clear change of seasons. I would miss that in areas closer to the equator.

There is sea, there are Alps, there are big cities, nature and culture.

There is great social security. If I need surgery, I don't have to fear for my existence.

I like German cuisine, others from South America too, but bread and beer are hard to find anywhere else.

I like the mentality in the Ruhr area. An advertising slogan for a region such as 'elsewhere is also shit' is only available here.

Most of my family and friends live in Germany.

We are still surrounded by friendly neighboring countries. I do not fear war, no civil war, I do not fear for the lives of my loved ones because gangs are fighting open shootings everywhere.

I hardly have to worry about being permanently unemployed.

That's something, isn't it?


Report

Do you like living in Germany?

December 17th, 2018 at 5:01 pm
No poll to click what - disappointing!

@Topic: Jain. Of course, I like to live in an environment in which I am not lynched, for example because of my homosexuality, but that is hardly a unique selling point of the FRG and there are always "exceptions". In the past I would have also mentioned snow, but thanks to the climate catastrophe there is no longer, or hardly any, in my area and the "average German" prefers to put his hands on his lap when doing such things, or is happy with a debilitating grin about the "weather like on vacation "- then I want to leave too.

In theory I could always go to see my relatives in the USA, but they mostly live in Arkansas and so on. I don't know if that's the kind of area you're emigrating to ^ - ^ '

If I could choose, I would probably drag the nature in Iceland, the food in Japan and the prosperity in America, but unfortunately you can't divide into three. In addition, these are all cultures with terrible abysses, but we don't want to go around in circles now. (。 ・ Ω ・。)


Report

Do you like living in Germany?

December 17, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
About 20 years ago there was a time when I flirted with emigration. Not because I didn't like Germany anymore, but rather out of a thirst for adventure. Ultimately, I realized that I wasn't interested in getting out of here. I just had "restless feet" and wanted to see the world.
I really enjoy living here in Germany and don't think that we as Germans - because of our nationality - have to make ourselves small. If you just look closely enough, there are peculiarities in every country that you can mock over if you want to.
But I would really like to live abroad temporarily, in different countries.
In the last few weeks we have had this topic on the table again. Due to my husband's job, we could possibly go to the USA for a few years, more precisely to Texas. Sounded great at first.
I then did a lot of research about the region and ... no, thank you.
Apart from the fact that one of my dogs was not allowed to enter the country because of a zoonosis and I wouldn't do the flight to both of them, we would live in a small town in the middle of nowhere. Hundreds of square kilometers of grass and scrubland, fires every summer, sometimes tornadoes, four poisonous snake species (there is currently a rattlesnake plague there), two types of poisonous spiders, one of which is often found in houses. Again and again flooding (where are the snakes then ... 🤔). A cinema and various shopping opportunities are available for leisure activities.
So I would be stuck in a dump that has nothing to offer culturally, would be scared to run cross-country with my dogs because there are poisonous snakes there (unless I already have them in the garden or under the house) and in the summer "Fire Season", I probably wouldn't have any inner peace either.
I prefer to see that at some point I can save enough money together to take my time as a tourist to see the corners of the USA that really interest me. And then back home to Germany!


Report once quoted

Do you like living in Germany?

December 17, 2018 at 5:39 pm
grätchen wrote:to be seen calmly as a tourist
yes, it is something like that too. The area I am talking about is not plagued by floods, animals are left open. But the rural, nothing big shopping possibility, and strictly in military hands, could be loud every now and then calculated on 365 days. Mh ... also not a vacation area, nothing touristy to offer. Therefore...


Report

Do you like living in Germany?

December 17, 2018 at 5:48 pm
It's okay here. Nowhere is it perfect. And in terms of medical care and health insurance, I'm very happy to live here.


Report

Do you like living in Germany?

December 17th, 2018 at 5:51 pm
I live here on the outskirts of the FRG, I really enjoy living and working there because the country is flat, the people are silent and the weather makes you depressed.

Compared to other countries in which I have stayed longer or shorter, this country is one thing above all: Safe!

Nobody shoots at me here, my children's way to school is not mined and after shopping I can still be clearly distinguished from the goulash I bought. I can breathe the air, drink the water, and eat almost anything with confidence. Dealing with one another is pretty civilized. The one with the better lawyer may be right, but not the one with the clan with the greater firepower.

The infrastructure is largely intact, I hardly have to pay anything for the education of my children, health problems are resolved after presenting the insurance card and not after paying bribes. Even in the event of incapacity for work, unemployment or other restrictions, a social network, albeit a broad-meshed one, still catches me. I can even count on a pension.

My money and my other possessions are more or less secure. Nobody puts a gun under my nose because they need my car for a bomb attack, and excavators don't roll in overnight to destroy my house because some oligarch or a corrupt city administration has other plans than me with my property. If the bank goes bankrupt, the deposit protection fund steps in. If someone clears my booth, the insurance pays, even if my house burns down, drowns or is blown away. Even if my spouse dies, the insurance pays. Welcome to the fully comprehensive company.

The TÜV takes care of the safety of my car, a master company and the chimney sweep take care of the heating.
There is a fire brigade, the police and various rescue services. Doctors, rescue helicopters and hospitals are available for emergencies.

I live in a stable democracy in a borderless Europe, have a usable constitution with freedoms that others only dream of or fight for and die for. Inner and outer peace is guaranteed. I can enforce my rights and express my opinion freely, even choose who I want to be governed by.

The more I talk to people from other regions of the world or take a look at history books, the more I thank whoever for the undeserved and outrageous happiness of living here and now.

But that doesn't stop me from looking at this country critically and fighting grievances. I see that as my civic duty. Only so that I am not taken for an uncritical, cheering Germanic.


Report once quoted

Do you like living in Germany?

December 17, 2018 at 6:11 pm
Doors wrote:The more I talk to people from other regions of the world or take a look at history books, the more I thank whoever for the undeserved and outrageous happiness of living here and now.
I sign!


Report

Do you like living in Germany?

December 17, 2018 at 6:19 pm
@Doors
Very good summary, I agree.

I also like to be here, even if not exactly in this city. There are other, nicer places, but I can go there anytime.


Report

Do you like living in Germany?

December 17, 2018 at 6:40 pm
No, and that was also the reason why we packed our bags.
This decision has changed our lives for the better.

Sure, we can't make big leaps in our adopted home either, but the quality of life has somehow increased.
We are much more active, we got to know very, very nice people and our life itself has slowed down a bit.

Of course there is that in Germany too, but it just didn't work for us anymore. :)


Report

Do you like living in Germany?

December 17, 2018 at 6:55 pm
@Doors
Could I just get to the heart of things like you ...


Report

Do you like living in Germany?

December 17th, 2018 at 7:01 pm

Report