Would you move?

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Many people trying to escape war, poverty, or looking for a better life might look to move to another country. They might want to move somewhere to start fresh, to get a job, or to start a business. However, when they get there, they may end up begging in the streets, or maybe not being as successful as they hoped. But that won't have happened to everyone. Many people Would be had successful lives after they've left their old lives behind, becoming doctors, teachers, bankers and much more! But would you risk moving, unsure whether for the better of the worse, and leaving what you might've one called home.

Yes, it's always better to start fresh!

When you move to another better country, you have a second chance at life! You can leave all that weight on your chest, and finally be free from bombs dropping in your head, and hunger driving you mad! There would be no sleeping with your clothes on, ready to flee, and there would be no half full a glass of water that was meant to go around you and your friend's family that would last a month. There would be invoicing in moth-eaten, dirty clothes when you move to a new place. You could set up a business, work in a hospital, become a professor, or compete in the Olympics. You could run the London marathon, work as a journalist, become a teacher, or reach people your talents. Thereabouts be no end to the opportunities and chances, challenges and jobs that you could explore in this new life. Look how different your life could be...

https://thediplomat.com/2016/12/challenges-and-opportunities-for-afghanistan-in-2017/

https://jobs.theguardian.com/jobs/england/

No, be content with what you have!

Lots of people take living for granted. Even to have a tiny opportunity at life is such a blessing. Yes, you may have abetter life when you move but what is happening when you are the one the people are hating (yes, they're wrong to do that) but you are making their life worse! That sounds selfish, and although there may be two sides to the story, if you had quite a comfortable life before and moved somewhere "just for a nicer climate" or " because there is lots of fun activities " or even because your "jealous of the important buildings and places" then do you really have a right to go round demanding care and attention?

My opinion.

I believe that although it is important to be happy, content and accepting about where you live, it is important to do what you feel is reasonable. If your home is being bombed and your family is dying, maybe moving away is a good idea. If you didn't, because you were too worried about the people living in the country you're escaping to has "too many people" then you're not thinking about the saftey of not only you, but your family. Your life might be at risk, but someone might be bothered about some people having less job opportunities. However, people that already live in a fairly stable home might want to think about what life will ACTUALLY be like in that country. The reality. Here are a few questions that might be helpful.

  • Who will suffer from what I will do there?
  • Who looses out?
  • Am I ready? e.g the right money, suitable clothing and good health.
  • What will I gain?
  • Will I end up on the streets?
  • Will I get a home?

Comments (28)

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
    20 May 2019

    Well done for considering both sides of the argument here and giving reasons to support each point of view. Your question, 'who looses out?' is a good one. What impact do you think there is on countries where lots of people are leaving?

    1. Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg impartial_panda_bear | Boutcher C of E Primary School A | United Kingdom
      Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 22 May 2019

      With most people leaving, the country would be left without many people. Although there will be people living there, they may not be able to LIVE as those who could've and did help them, had gone to another country. Bad things would happen like..
      - Not enough care for those who physically or mentally can't go to another country.
      - No food or money for those older.
      - The country would have no people AT ALL meaning when those currently living there had died, there would be another land ready for a new start. Even under the control of one person/family, if everyone rebels or leaves, that family will be left with no one but themselves.
      That sounds terrible! But diplomatic peak said, it's never too late to start a better life? Is that the same for countries? Of course, some things can't be helped, like extreme weather or people there unable to show the world what they have. but maybe under new care, people from a slightly securer country and economy could start a new opportunity for that country and all those who might move back into it.

    2. Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg eager_ostrich | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom
      Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 24 May 2019

      In my opinion, i would like to move to a more clean and friendly environment and start a new and fresh life however i wouldn't like to pay the cost and i don't know whether i would be able to find somewhere or i would end up begging on the streets which wouldn't be nice.

  • swedish school.JPG coherent_fruit | Skellefteå
    21 May 2019

    I think it is much better to start a new life instead of clinging onto you're old life where you might die, if you start from the beginning you can always make it to the top again

  • swedish school.JPG inspired_piccolo | Skellefteå
    22 May 2019

    i Think ist better to move because you probrably will die if you stay. is Always good to star a new Life if you last was bad

  • swedish school.JPG enterprising_mouse | Skellefteå
    22 May 2019

    I Think all people would be able to move where they want but all the countries would share on all the people that want to go from war to another friendly land. and all the people schould aply to move :)

  • Dante Alighieri.PNG enchanted_power | Dante Alighieri
    22 May 2019

    In case like the war, i think that the people need to move away, because you never know what could happen to you.

    1. Dante Alighieri.PNG diplomatic_peak | Dante Alighieri
      enchanted_power's comment 22 May 2019

      I agree, is never too late for start a better life

  • Dante Alighieri.PNG diplomatic_peak | Dante Alighieri
    22 May 2019

    In my opinion the people, in this situation, needs to move away from the death

  • Dante Alighieri.PNG quiet_lute | Dante Alighieri
    22 May 2019

    I think that when the people go to a new country , the original country will become uninhabited.

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg entertaining_strawberry | Birchwood C of E Primary School | United Kingdom
    23 May 2019

    If you were under attack in your country, wouldn't you want to move somewhere? Anywhere would do if you were at the risk of death!
    Here is a question to think about, which proves my point.
    - Would you rather have the risk of being blown up by bombs, or would you rather be making money on the streets?
    Imagine your living in a country under attack, and you having your only chance to escape to somewhere slightly better, wouldn't you take it? The UN rights for children say that every child has the right to have protection, the right to practice their own beliefs, the right to healthcare and the right to play.

    Refugees (generally) don't want to leave their country - they feel as if they have no choice. They need to keep themselves and their family safe. I understand that there are migrants that move to find a better life economically, but surely that's something most people want? I want a good job when I'm older so that I can earn money and have a good life. It's only because I was lucky enough to be born in a country where that is possible and likely. It's unfair not to give the same chances to other people, people that are clever, work hard (even if they're forced to) and want a good life.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      entertaining_strawberry's comment 23 May 2019

      Well done for thinking with an open-mind.

      1. Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg radical_accordion | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 23 May 2019

        I think its very cruel of Donald Trump because Mexico is a poor country.

        1. Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg respectful_grape | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom
          radical_accordion's comment 24 May 2019

          but why is it cruel of donald trump if mexicans is a poor country?

          1. Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg radical_accordion | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom
            respectful_grape's comment 17 Jul 2019

            Because Donald Trump has tried to force the Mexicans and Mexico to pay for a wall that is going to cost billions and maybe trillions.

  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg radical_accordion | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom
    23 May 2019

    Well done for thinking with an open-mind.

  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg understanding_squirrel | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom
    23 May 2019

    I think it is really cruel of him because Mexico is a poor country and gets most of its business. from the united states and that it is rather cruel. This is all in my opinion so don't take it as a mean comment and that was an absoultly fantastic piece of writing.

  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg quickwitted_cranberry | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom
    23 May 2019

    I would but I wouldn't risk moving. If I was part of this situation I would risk moving because I wouldn't want to be in a country that has to put up with war, poverty and looking for a better life all the time and it never work. I wouldn't risk moving because you might have to put up with living on the streets and I don't think that is very fair or very nice. Either way I just wouldn't risk any of them. Well done for writing this post you have put a lot of thought in this. It is a really good post. Well done impartial_panda_bear.

  • John-Ray-logo-250x250.jpg remarkable_parrot | John Ray Junior School
    24 May 2019

    Well done for seprating country’s because people might have family in different countries and they will never see them again

  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg terrific_lobster | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom
    24 May 2019

    i agree with every comment :)

  • John-Ray-logo-250x250.jpg best_crow | John Ray Junior School
    24 May 2019

    I think it’s cruel of Donald Trump because mexico is a poor country.

  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_wasp | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom
    24 May 2019

    i think its rally mean of donald since what if the mexicans need help from the united states and what if there family are there and they want to visit them and they cant visit you

  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_wasp | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom
    24 May 2019

    i think that donald should take down the wall so the mexicans can be wealthy and see there familys if they have one in the united states.

  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg enterprising_tiger | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom
    24 May 2019

    I would move as you can start a new life rather then staying in your old one at the risk of dying.

  • Morley-Newlands-logo-250x250.jpg terrific_lobster | Morley Newlands Academy | United Kingdom
    24 May 2019

    If you were in pain and you wanted to flee to an other country, you can. You could possibly make millions on the streets of where you would want to live (e.g. New York, Britain, America and Asia) and become rich. I don't know what the richest country in the world is but you could make millions. If you went and lived in Iraq and your family lived in Asia, you could say that your family lived. But there is obviously borders. They would ask you for ID, airoplane times and search through your luggage. Personally, I wouldn't like people looking through my bags.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      terrific_lobster's comment 24 May 2019

      How easy do you think it would be to make millions on the streets? Do you have any examples of people who have done this?

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