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For people who are not proud of their country, if you were given the opportunity to take your family to another, uninhabited land and have a chance at a new life, would you take it?

Asked by jca (36043points) May 15th, 2012

I was reading the other thread about people being or not being proud of their country. I was wondering, for those not proud of their countries, if offered the opportunity to pick up, take the whole family (so there would be no family left behind that you wouldn’t be seeing any longer) and moving to another, uninhabited land, perhaps with a new government, or starting a new government, would you take it? Let’s presume the land was fertile and neither a desert nor a cold frigid wasteland.

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JLeslie's avatar

Uninhabited? Realistically probably not. Although, a close friend of mine, we fantasize about moving to a tropical island with a handful of friends and family. If we could easily have reasonable conveniences, and be semi close to other civilization, I might consider it.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

It’s fertile, and uninhabited as of yet? Hell yes, I’d go. In my family, we have carpenters, plumbers, electricians, musicians, nurses and several “MacGuyvers”. We’d have to take a few specific items with us on the ship, but we could easily build shelter and use miscellaneous island items to create a mini civilization.

JLeslie's avatar

@Neizvestnaya You can live on my island. :)

King_Pariah's avatar

I’d go most certainly, best thing would be that there is no one I’d want to take along other than myself.

MilkyWay's avatar

@King_Pariah Are you sure? Uninhabited land usually doesn’t have an internet connection…

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I think I might. Although, there is really no such land.

rooeytoo's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir – I think you could find it in New Guinea.

Hell no, I am not a great fan of people but I am a great fan of electricity, internet, internal combustion engines, not growing all of my own food, the list is endless. I am happy to have a few acres out of town but still close to the vet and dentist and supermarket when I want them.

Besides that the USA is a wonderful country and so is Australia, I can’t think of anywhere else that would be better than either.

jca's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir: I know there’s probably no such land. It’s hypothetical. I actually asked it after the other question that asked “are you proud of your country?” I have heard people debating this issue “in real life” and some people get up in arms and say “if they don’t like it, why don’t they go back to where they came from.” So I figured I’d ask hypothetically, if people don’t like it and had the opportunity to leave it, if they would go.

King_Pariah's avatar

@MilkyWay I’m sure, as much as I enjoy human companionship, I loathe it, whenever I grow close to someone at some point I get bored of the warmth, the happiness, perhaps even the love (if that develops). I end up manipulating the relationship into becoming painful for all, eventually driving people off for good. I want the warmth companionship, but I also want pain from separation as well as a strong desire to just be alone. That’s my nature which thus far seems to be incompatible with other humans. So alone is best.

ETpro's avatar

I still owe my country too much. I am not at all happy with the direction it’s been heading in over the last 30 years, or the foreign policy of protecting our oil that’s so inconveniently located under their sand. But I’m staying and working to change the things.

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