renter wrote:after all, they didn't belong here at the first place.
OK... so call me confused. I don't "belong" here?
I am a guy (and wife) who made a conscious decision to break out of a very suburban life style and go try something new, to risk. I don't belong here?
We work hard to become part of the place, the people, even with the bigotry of some who refuse to see me as anything other than a foreigner. I don't belong here?
I've created a company. It hires locals and foreigners. It pays taxes. It is part of the local economy. I don't belong here?
I pay taxes. I am part of local organizations, indeed, lead some. I don't belong here?
I am a human being, much like all the locals and non locals who live here. I am honest. I am ethical. I am generous. I think. Why don't I belong here?