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Date:November 23rd, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
A few more things:

1. Don't fall into the trap of thinking expatriating will solve all of your problems, and your new country will be perfect. EVERY country has its flaws. But, if you find you are more comfortable someplace else, and that their flaws bother you less, and that you'd rather live there, go for it!

2. Don't be ashamed of being an American... our country may be run by morons, but so are most other countries (and citizens of other countries definitely do complain that their countries are run by idiots). ;-) Some of our fellow Americans may be embarrassingly stupid/annoying/whatever, but not ALL of them... the problem is that the idiots are louder than the nice people. When traveling/living abroad, you have an excellent opportunity to show people a nice, polite, friendly American, and help improve the international view of America a little.

3. If you really want to do this, don't let anybody talk you out of it by telling you that it's impossible. It might be hard, but it is NOT impossible, and if you stick with it and are willing to work hard and not give up, you CAN make it happen.
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