Note posted on November 29, 2021

I find it dark yet funny when someone's response to "life in America is so expensive/stressful/unequal" is "move somewhere else." It implies there's no possible way for America to NOT be expensive/stressful/unequal. It will forever be terrible for its citizens. You're better off leaving than trying to improve things.

Bonus points if this response comes from an "America is amazing and free and you should love it" person. Put those two thoughts together and there's some amazing cognitive dissonance.

"America is great, it's the greatest country in the world! But if you don't want a burnt-out life hanging by a thread, give up and move somewhere capable of doing better."