Lifestyle

If You’ve Ever Dreamed of Living Abroad, Now Is the Time to Do It

Scientists have discovered a huge benefit.
IMAGE Freepik
Comments

If you haven't seriously considered leaving this crackpot country in the last couple of years, then god bless you and god bless you country. But if you've dreamed of a life abroad, then the time is now. It might be the best thing you can do for yourself—and your career. Seriously. Science says so.

New research from Rice University finds that living abroad for a long period of time can give you a stronger sense of self—something anyone trudging through their day-to-day life craves. Immersing yourself in a new country allows you to decide if something is important to you because you were brought up in a society that values it, or because it's actually important to you.

Say you work your ass off to get ahead in your career. Are you doing it because you have innate drive and passion, or because every other American around you is doing it and you don't want to get left behind? If you transplant yourself into a European society like France where people give less of a damn about working hard to get ahead, then you might discover you don't give a damn, either.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

And these types of realizations are likely to give you "career decision-making clarity" to find what you're truly passionate about and get paid to do it.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Sarah Rense
View Other Articles From Sarah
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
The Swedish furniture store offers a handbook for diferent bedroom needs.
 
Share
Described as skilled warriors and also beautiful women, the female Huks broke barriers.
 
Share
And how does it compare to the world's cheapest locations?
 
Share
Brands like Nike, Prada, Dior, Burberry, and Uniqlo are all part of the initial launch.
 
Share
Filipino tabletop games are one of the few fun things you can do offline.
 
Share
The author talks about what happened to Malorie, his opinion on the Netflix movie, and all those damn memes
 
Share
 
Share
For the French food festival, they will be serving up fine French cuisine on a special menu.
 
Share
Cellar 22 is a place where brothers, friends, and confidants hang out and relax.
 
Share
It’s always handy to have a skill ready for when you encounter car emergencies.
 
Share
Food trends come and go, but common sense should always be our guide when we eat.
 
Share
He may not have the endorsement from major parties, but Dr. Willie Ong's advantage is more unique: over 10 million online followers.
Load More Articles
Connect With Us