I’ve worked overseas over half my life, in eight different countries and have been surprised not only at the sheer number, but large proportion, of severely messed up people I’ve met, far more than those that were comfortable simply staying at home.
One of Penny’s quotes echoes a thought that has long been in mind on that subject.
“The investigators knew that most people who took off were running from unhappiness. Loneliness. Failure. They ran, thinking the problem was one of location. They thought they could start fresh somewhere else.”
“It rarely worked. The problem was not geography.”