Couple of days ago, I had an online encounter with my friend who went to USA for post graduate studies. To fund his education he works as a night watchman. He told me he bought a brand new laptop in just 10 days’ salary. Then followed a long discussion on why I shouldn’t be staying in India because life in USA is way better than in India. I’ve been hearing this from almost all my friends who went to USA. They want me to be there.
So, now, I’m thinking, why should I stay in India? What do I have here? I see India still does not have basic facilities. I won’t be able to own an Audi (which almost all my friends, who went to USA, bought in just few months’ time) if I stick to my current job all my life. I won’t be able to buy a big villa for my family. My next generations will have to face reservations in education system. I will never have a chance to drive my vehicle on clean, smooth roads. I’ll have to deal with corruption in almost every government office. I’ll not have 911 facility in case I face emergency. I’ll have to deal with highest amounts of pollution all my life. Things won’t improve because this country is run by crooks who only care for their own families.
Against this, USA is heaven (at least, all my friends told me so). They respect people and everyone gets equal chance to make it big. Their open mindedness is impressive. I can have all good things I want to see & experience- clean roads, quick service, advanced technology, security, best medical facilities et al.
So why should I stay in India? I’m capable of moving to USA. Am I wasting my life in India?
What do you say?
–The Big K–
PS: I wrote this post because I want your opinion. Don’t just read and go away. Take a minute to write a comment.