Have you ever noticed how miserable Westerners are? I live abroad most of the time, but whenever I’m back in the States it’s like the whole country is on crazy pills.
Everyone is depressed, or angry, or insecure with themselves. It’s like a whole nation of weirdos.
If you’re fed up with this and looking for an escape option, today’s article will help.
Below are seven reasons for relocating to a foreign country.
1. A Life Of Adventure
(Huge Rock Carvings In Central Vietnam)
Most Westerners are bored. They fill their time with Netflix, selfies, shopping, and social media. It’s an empty life.
Sitting in front of the TV all day is bad for you. So is playing hours and hours of video games every week. Even worse, neither provides any real world benefit. After binging on Game Of Thrones all weekend, you’ve got nothing to show for it.
Luckily, there’s an easy fix.
Move someplace interesting.
This way you don’t have time to sit around, doing nothing.
Catching fish by hand, driving motorbikes through switchback mountain passes, swimming in the ocean, horseback riding, visiting ancient temples, and taking in unique historical sites are all infinitely more satisfying than spending your free time in front of a screen.
Best of all, many of these activities are super cheap.
I’ve taken weekend trips to Vung Tau which cost less than the average American’s monthly cable bill.
If you’re looking for adventure, go somewhere exciting. It’s the ultimate cure for boredom.
2. Different Laws Open Up New Opportunities
When you live abroad, you escape all the petty restrictions enacted by clueless Western bureaucrats.
Many countries (especially ones in Southeast Asia or Latin America) are lenient with their regulations. The drinking age is 18, all pharmaceuticals are over-the-counter, and many vice activities (like gambling or smoking) are legal.
This has a greater effect on your life than many people realize.
For example, I have a friend who suffers from low testosterone. He went to a doctor in the USA, received this verdict, and was told that there’s “no cure.”
TRT wasn’t covered by his insurance company, and he couldn’t get a prescription to help.
So what did this guy do?
Moved abroad, went to a hospital in his new country, ran the same tests, and started treatment right away.
It completely changed his life.
On a more personal example, I’ll say that a lot of successful poker player and sports bettors relocate overseas to legally gamble online.
This is a huge side income for many men (even nickel poker often returns $15 – $20 an hour in winnings), yet something that’s off-limits in the USA. Depending on your hobbies, health concerns, or business interests, there’s a good chance that moving abroad will open up new opportunities for you.
3. Healthier Lifestyle
I think living abroad helps improve your mental and physical health greatly.
You remove yourself from many toxic environments (like politics or entertainment gossip), giving your brain a break from the mind-numbing stupidity of cable TV and clickbait news.
Sometimes I’ll go online, see everyone back home losing their mind about some trivial event, log off, and go read a book. It’s great for your mental health. And, avoiding these events (U.S. elections, “War” with North Korea, “War” with Syria, etc…) makes you realize how trivial all these fears really are.
Of course, mental health isn’t the only thing you’ll improve.
I’d say that moving to a new country is a great motivator to get in shape.
Warm weather, beaches, and women all incentive you to workout.
Plus, local meals are delicious and healthy. Why eat pizza or McDonald’s when you can have an awesome bowl of pho instead?
4. Higher Quality Women
(Thai Girl Relaxing By My Rooftop Pool)
When you live abroad, it’s easier to score hotter women.
You’ll often have an “exotic factor,” which makes local women naturally curious about you. And this is a huge advantage.
Not to brag, but I’ve dated models, college hotties, and a doctor.
So, you’re exotic factor runs the gambit or a whole slew of different women.
Also, and this is important, online dating is actually great overseas. In the U.S. it’s often trash (even Tinder sucks now), but abroad you’ll find tons of attractive women. This is especially true (from my experiences) in Asia, where the culture is more introverted.
5. Great Weather
Not all countries have a nice climate.
If you move somewhere like Scotland, it’s dour. And many a naive expat has fooled themselves into thinking South Korea is a tropic paradise. It’s not.
However, most areas along the Equator are quite nice.
As someone who specifically lives in Vietnam year-round, I’ll say this.
The local weather is hot during the day and pleasantly cool at night. During the rainy season it even gets downright cold (if you’re used to the normal temperatures), perfect for grabbing a coffee and reading a book.
Likewise, many countries have mountainous areas where temperatures are significantly lower.
If you’re looking for a colder climate in Southeast Asia, check out Da Lat. It’s much cooler, feeling more like you’re in Europe than Vietnam.
6. Locals Are Weirdly Friendly (In Most Places)
A lot of locals are suspiciously friendly. At first this seems odd, but eventually you get used to it and realize that’s just how things are.
People invite you to parties, family dinners, and other outings.
Random people will stop to take selfies with you at the mall (especially big in China and Vietnam), and girls will come up and ask for your picture.
It’s a crazy experience and you feel like a celebrity whenever it happens.
7. Insanely Easy To Get Rich
(I Put About $4,000 Into Savings Every Month)
Living abroad makes it easy to save huge piles of cash every month. I don’t do anything particularly special for work, yet still deposit tens of thousands of dollars into my savings and retirement account each year.
You can do the same.
- Move someplace nice but cheap (like Vietnam or Thailand).
- Start a web business and build it daily (publish one sales letter per day).
- Within a year or two, you’ll profit big time .
Set up a site and consistently work on it for at least a year.
Within a 12-month span, your traffic will grow, profits will flow in, and you’re well on your way to financial freedom.