...so my son wouldn't be fed into the big city public school meat grinder...
Not a day goes by... I don't congratulate myself.
Of course, I recognise that's not a choice anybody can... or even would... make for themselves. It's certainly easier to find a job, any job, in a city of two million souls... than a hamlet of 3,000 people. For new immigrants, you can find a community of familiar faces and customs.
Thing is... is that really enough? Don't you owe it to your children to find the safest environment possible?
Not a day goes by I don't read about another shooting, stabbing or lockdown in the bigger urban centres.
In the incident above, where one child will permanently bear the physical & emotional scars of this savage, impromptu plastic surgery... will the parents ever be able to forgive themselves?
I've found a way around that. I'm not ever going back.
Don't you ever think... "there must be a better way"?
I'm here to tell you... there is. Come the weekend, get a map and mark a 100km circle around your house, then climb in your car and start exploring. That's how we started.
Maybe you'll find your own little bit of paradise.
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