Why Come Home?

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Okay, so my first post was a bit gloomy, and returning to America after ten years in Korea, has not been easy, but in the end, after all options have been weighed:

Stay in Korea Pros:

  • cash for the whole family
  • work for my me and my wife
  • entertainment for the whole family
  • friendly neighbors and family
  • thorough and quality education for the boys

Korea Cons:

  • pollution for the boys
  • less athletic outlets for the boys
  • less natural surroundings for the boys
  • long work hours so less time with the boys
  • long school hours for the boys
  • less educational freedom for the boys
  • family obligation for all of us
  • limited english language exposure for the boys
  • limited opportunities to advance my/mia’s education
  • Prejudice or jealousy against the boys

America Pros:

  • english language exposure
  • multicultural exposure
  • comfie suburban living
  • little pollution
  • support from my parents
  • education for me and my wife
  • high grades in school for the boys
  • chance for the boys to get to know their american grandparents

America Cons:

  • little work for teachers
  • less pay for teachers
  • no respect for teachers
  • more difficult to support a family
  • violence
  • prejudice
  • less exotic scenes for me to write about

Two things trump all else. The boys need English fluency, and their parents need more college education.

Posted in Random Firsts

scott morley


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