To stay, or not to stay, that is both the question and the reason as to why I believe a person should be mobile for most of their lives and then, when the person has gained enough experience, find the best place to place their roots in. There are many reasons why a person would think that being a placed person would be a good thing, a safe thing, and a great way to grow and nurture children. I can agree with the belief that being placed can be safe, and that it is good to raise children in a safe and familiar place, I don't believe staying placed forever will help you, the world, or your children with education and learning. There are many reasons as to why a person would stay in the same place, and why so many people would argue on that belief. Having a place to call home, admiring and fixing the environment around them, having a sense of stability in difficult times, whatever the reasons. I believe, unfortunately, that we as people have become too rooted to the places in which we live. People have been staying in one place for countless generations, have grown up in that place, and believe that the place they are in is the best, and is the safest place to live in. Much like Santiago's father in the book, " The Alchemist, ” Santiago's father says where they live is the best place by saying, " Those people, when they see our land, say they would like to live here forever”.
Santiago's father and the people that stay in one place for many generations don't understand the struggles of other people. They don't know how beautiful other parts of the world can be, and because of that, they believe that their culture is the best, and their way of living is the only way of living, which makes them ignore the chance to discover something new in the world. You will only learn about a specific culture, your social connections with people will only be confined to the people nearby, and you won't truly understand the hardships and difficulties of other places in the world....
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