While Canada is by most measures a very young country, I take for granted it being older than the furthest relatives I know of. It gives it a sort of static nature. "Well of course Canada will be here tomorrow. It's been here over 150 years." That's a comforting fact.
The discomfort is in the realization that it's simply not true.
When your country is younger than you are, there's no misunderstanding to be had: everything is fleeting.
Your life reflects this capacity as much as the environment that let it manifest itself:)
No. The removal of barriers favors only those that take advantage of the lawless system. For all the others it is just a relatively free ( as in freedom of speech) period between two totalitarian systems. Then everything starts again. The new masters are the old " nomenclature". Pigs will always be pigs and dogs will always be dogs.
I lived in Kaohsiung for 4 years, and many young people had chosen to move to Taipei because of higher salaries. I imagine that the same would be true of Bratislava to Vienna (or further). In Taiwan, it had a positive effect on the city's culture: those who weren't interested in materialism stayed, and pursued their artistic interests, family life, political activism, and more.
I haven't left personally because IT salary meets all my needs already, I can be close to family and because of my hearing disability, spoken foreign languages are more difficult to understand.
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This is the thing that scares me most about (real) socialist and communist ideologies. People inevitably try and leave, either to protect their personal property or belief values. And for those systems to work you need buy in from everyone.
The result is always some inevitable flavor of political slavery, in stark contrast to a government deriving it’s powers from the consent of the governed.