I have travelled around the world and seen so many amazing things as well as so many things that you’d be shocked to know but I won’t travel to certain countries on my own. Today I watched a video of a girl who was not even
I am a woman who has lived in five countries in total, had over forty jobs and moved to a new house over forty times. The main reason for this was immigration while other reasons were due to workplace bullying and work contracts that looked good on paper but not in reality. To this day I have lost over two hundred and fifty thousand euros in four first world countries, this includes pound value and excludes visa fees, application fees and lawyer fees. Had over twenty offers to marry some arranged and some for papers because not one country offered me a reasonable solution to residency. After coming from apartheid South Africa at first, I wasn’t too white to have the best then we had no money to send me to university and I got sent to college. Then I find I am not black enough for the system and then when I graduate and just about try to land my first job I’m dealing with affirmative action. After one year I get a job in a country where crime, violence and rapes are in an all-time high and the final straw; held at gunpoint while being robbed at my job. All this at just twenty years of age.
Now what I must tell you is really important. Pay attention, this is coming from a woman with forty years, forty lives lived so far (well that’s how I feel right now) and I feel I’ve had a lucky escape twice with regards to my own life. We should get this before we start teaching our kids this. What we have to give is already enough, it’s already inside of us. If we don’t feel fulfilled, we can’t give, and we can’t feel enough. Keep learning and keep moving forward. Don’t let your dreams die. Once you get the concept that you are enough watch your children. Children are constantly watching, playing and reading things like Barbie and Ken, Princess movies or gender-based programmes. From the time they’re young, kids are looking to be like someone else. Have your kids have good role models if that’s the case but understand that it ultimately comes down to them looking for the princess in themselves, the superheroes in themselves and that they are the ones like no other because the world will need that, exactly that; the value they themselves are the most qualified to give, the leader they’re best being.
What does the first paragraph of this article have to do with this topic? Foreigners are struggling back home. So many want out so badly at any cost. One can afford a pair of good trainers which some celebrity in Britain or the United States has worn which has become famous. With the standard of living in countries without a great difference in currencies, people get paid according to their standard of life hence people can afford the brand while in third world countries people get paid according to their standard of life. Just because a pair of trainers has become famous on an American TV series, in Hollywood everyone wants that brand including those in Bollywood. People can’t afford this if they live a standard life with a standard wage. They fail to see that the brand doesn’t state your value. You are the brand you are the value. It’s you who make that brand successful. People are looking outside of them for their value and not inside of them.
After being a foreigner living in all these countries
T. Dench Patel