Friend Myra over at ‘Respice, Prospice ‘
http://mevely317.blogspot.com/ had a post Saturday with ‘Facts’ map and all, of folks who are not satisfied where they live, or would move with incentives.
I have met more people from Pennsylvania than any other state (except the ones I have lived in), and NONE of the PA folk would leave PA for anything. Yet the pole I think showed 34% would stay. The rest would leave with the right incentives.
But the thing about the survey that hit me hard, was that only 3 in 11 would remain in the USA. Now folks we do have some real problems in the USA. We really do have a problem with race relations, and understanding each other. However, we are different, each race is different. We eat and play different. We ARE NOT happy with our tax system. BUT OVER ALL, if you were born and live in the USA you are a VERY fortunate person.
If my calculations are correct about 73% of Americans (USA) would leave with the right incentives.
Sherry and I have been blessed to travel in about 26 countries and only a couple (Canada/UK) would I consider and that is ‘consider’ with a lot of caveats. Both are too cold for Sherry and I. (smile)
There are hundreds more countries, but still I think the people in the survey were not realistic, but dreaming. (smile again)
Example: When was the last time you were required to show your I.D. on the street? When were you last stopped to ask WHERE you were going?
Anyway, the entry was very interesting, interesting enough I could not get it out of my mind, I love an entry like that. You done good Myra.
People like, Myra, Betty and myself are not your average citizen, we move too much. But my friends here in Belmont, North Carolina think Belmont is the promised land, they would NEVER move, and have not.
Would you leave your present home, if you could take all you love with you?
PS. Myra said in her entry, ‘we are supposed to think this is gospel?’ Or something like that. I just wanted to check for my own info.
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