Daniel Toba @danieltoba: if you were born in another country would you move to US?
Here’s the twist: If I were born outside of the US, I’d move to the US. If I were born inside of the US. I’d move out of the US.
How come? If I were born outside the US, chances are I’m giong to find more opportunities to work at startups, to make money, to create things, to get funding, to live in wide open clean spaces, to create the life I want to create, than I could in my own country. This isn’t always true but mostly true.
If I were born inside the US, I’m just like everyone else. I’d learn what I can here, about all the things the US is good at. I’d try to accumulate some money, I’d do what I can to make a dent in life here. And then I’d move some place where I can take that experience and money and make an even bigger dent. I have kids so I would not do this at this point but I had my total choice I’d probably move to India at this point, where the pace of life is a little bit different, US money goes a long way, and I’d have many experiences utterly different than I’ve had for the first 44 years of my life.