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Violence in Pakistan has now become like poverty in Africa.

It doesn't make for a surprising headline. It's almost an expectation of how we expect Pakistan to be.

...And of course /persons from 1st world countries/white people/ aren't dieing. So it won't make the headlines of news sites.




yea I am not complaining. Regular stuff doesn't sell on media.

I am just pointing out at first a bomb blast is likely an eye opener: life is short lets do something before I die. But when it happens every week, it goes to the stage where you start thinking you just don't have enough time to do anything.

And the worst (or best?) thing is that we are not living in a war-zone. We actually go to our jobs everyday, attend weddings, go eat in restaurants. I am product lead of a startup here.

It's like living a dual-life.


Just curious: What keeps you there? I mean this as your reasoning, not a general "why people stay where they're born" question. What pops in your head when you think of moving?


Parents.

I have been travelling for 12 years and I really want to spend time with them now. Both are above 60 and this is the ideal time to be with them.

You might ask why they don't just move. That's because the bulk of their life is spent here. There social circle is all based here. It keeps them busy at this age. They visit my siblings in US every year but after a few weeks they get bored. We don't push them because at the end of the day we think it's criminal to move your parents to a totally new place in their age to start a new life all over again. They've worked really hard all their lives, it's time for them to enjoy.


"I have been travelling for 12 years and I really want to spend time with them now. Both are above 60 and this is the ideal time to be with them."

Wow, reading all your comments really puts things into perspective. How you are able to, in some way, possibly risk your own safety just to be with your parents and other immediate members of your family, truly speaks in great lengths about who you are and your character as a whole.

Keep doing your thing. The world needs more people like you.


Wow. Just wow. Amazing.




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