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Why moving back or away from switzerland?

Hello guys

I'm austrian/indonesian/chinese born and raised in Switzerland. I always felt like I don't here somehow. I always feel like most of the people here are a little offish, not too much caring about others and a little stiff. Like swissjokes or stuff people in here are laughing about

I know there are exceptions and i also know in other countries the grass isn't always greener. And i also know the good things in here and appreciate them, like social- and healthcare system, the crime rate is quite low, we don't have natural disasters and the cleanliness everywhere.

But I can't help feeling like in a golden cage and it's hard for me to express myself to the fullest. I have an artist heart, but could never express myself because I'm always running for the system to fit in this country. And since I was a child going on vacation to the US, I always felt like "home". At that time I didn't realise all that stuff.

Maybe it seems like whining on a high standard, but I feel like after high school I kinda died and I'm 31 now and want to live my heart out.

Can anyone uf you guys relate to that? Or am i just a dreamer, like wishing the grass to be greener somewhere else, like everyone's telling me here.
So why are you guys moving back or away from switzerland?
And can you realte to my opinion?


Thanks, Cheryl
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I always feel like most of the people here are a little offish, not too much caring about others and a little stiff.
That applies to a lot of places. Travel around if you can and compare. You'll know where and when it feels right.

On a more general note, I'd say that the artist crying to express herself will have to comply to earning her money to live anywhere in the world. So choose the place where this necessity is less unbearable.

The best advice I got in the context relating to the greener grass elsewhere: One should not chose a country to live based on the advantages one hopes for but for the inconveniences one is willing to live with.
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Re: Why moving back or away from switzerland?

As you have so many nationalities to call on, I'd try those countries first if you can actually get a passport to allow you entry easily.

As for America and childhood holidays, well yeah sure, it's going to seem big and exciting. But the reality, as when you move to anywhere else, is always different. And as a personal assistant I can't see you being able to get a visa to be able to work there anyway.

I don't see why you can't express yourself artistically here, are you planning to do something illegal?
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