I've always been intrigued by the countries of Northern Europe: their low crime rate, excellent education system (which is in many cases free), social healthcare, and retirement pensions for all.
After living in Korea and experiencing not only a citizenry that cares for each other, but a government that cares for its citizens, it is depressing to be back in the States where everyone murders each other and few care about others, most especially the Corporations and the US government that is run by aforementioned Corporations... In my opinion, it would feel like living in Utopia to reside in a country where: one can obtain free–or nearly free– and superb health care, affordable–or again, free–higher education, the government prioritizes the health and education of all its denizens, parents can take paid leave to raise their children, work doesn't monopolize lives and make the majority miserable, and the elderly are respected rather than thrown in the gutter of a nursing home!
I experienced much of this in Korea. I think the only drawback to life in Northern Europe is long, cold winters! I suppose I must discover this for myself one day!
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