There's a huge shift taking place in the world today. This shift is causing many people to wonder whether where they live is the right place to be for the approaching transformations. In fact, this unavoidable shift and transformation is taking place, as we speak.
It seems that the onslaught of COVID-19, gave many people second thoughts about why they are living as they do, how they would like to live, and where they would prefer to live. There are those who have been compelled to examine the "meaning of life" and if everything they've worked for, fought for, and believe is even worth it. Why bother when everything can be so easily taken away from you?
This has made some people, especially from 1st-world countries, consider whether there's a better life out there somewhere. Sure, most of us are familiar with the aphorism "the grass isn't always greener on the other side." And this is true...BUT...maybe the grass requires less cutting, or there are less weeds to pluck every year." In other words, is it really necessary to have two or three cars, the big house with a huge mortgage, seven credit cards, etc? People are starting to ask themselves, "why am I bothering with all of this. Are these "things" conducive to peace and happiness?" Of course, you need some material possessions to survive. Nevertheless the unanswered question is "do you own your material possessions or do they own you?"
Why give so much to a system who cares so little about your concerns and is steadily turning against you in order to maintain "the status-quo."
It's not simply about the have-and-the-have-nots. It appears that now, you have no say in - what you do or don't have anyway! If you don't obey the "rules" (which are changed depending on the mood of those in charge) everything can be taken away from you. So, what is an alternative? Many people are thinking about packing up and leaving their. Not across the road or to another city or state, but leaving the country they've probably been born and raised in. Of course, no place is perfect, but living a simpler life is better than "having no no life at all."
So what are some of the suggestions for getting-out-of-dodge? The most popular suggestion that has gone viral as of late is moving to another country. A cheaper country. A more relaxed country less influenced by the progressive 1st-world country ideologies. Even 2nd or some 3rd-world countries are becoming more attractive to some people who find that "1st-world living is not all that it's cracked up to be." I'm not suggesting this is what you should do or that's it's something I would do, or that's it's the right thing to do. I'm simply stating a trend that's developing. It's up to each individual to make well thought-out decisions based on their personal situation.
The theme of this blog post is about passports, seeing that many people want to or are contemplating "getting away" from where they live, they are searching for the best places to go and how to go about doing it. Acquiring a 2nd passport appears to be one of (if not the) best option. Actually, wealthy people do this all the time. But such a move is not out of reach of the average person either.
Here's what I found:
According to the site Sovereignman.com "Whether it’s escaping an overzealous Covid lockdown, or avoiding riots, civil unrest, and international conflict, 2020 has made one thing crystal clear: there is no downside to having options for where you can live, work, and raise a family. Having multiple passports and citizenships is not so crazy after all. In fact, it’s starting to seem crazy NOT to give yourself this option." In this article, he list The 8 Easiest Citizenships to Get (Including the EU)
The NomadCapitalist.com says "Having dual citizenship – or even multiple citizenships – is an important step to internationalizing your life so that no single government ‘owns’ you." There's plenty of interesting information in the piece about "Reasons to Become a Dual Citizen" and "Why Do We Have Passports."
Another site, TheInternationalMan.com, has interesting commentary on The Top 7 Reasons Why You Need a Second Passport Today. In one section of the article he says: "Before World War I, you didn’t need a passport for international travel. People simply went wherever they wanted. In many cases, they didn’t need any kind of permission from a government agency. Obviously, that’s not how it works today.Today, governments use passports to document and control their citizens. In my view, the world would be better off without them. Of course, passports are not going away. You will continue to need one to travel. This is why you’re better having more than one." Uhm.....those are some strong words.
I'm not confirming whether I agree or disagree with the above information; however, it's worth thinking about seeing that the world is going through a dramatic shift that may require dramatic changes...!