Eldorados

Reading So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport, I noticed finding a job where you'll flourish is a lot like finding the right place to settle in: you'll never know until you actually move there and put in the work to get to know the environment, the culture, and the people.

There is no such thing as landing a dream career or moving in a dream city, we only get to choose average jobs or cities and improve things over time.

Some like to think there is an Eldorado that will tick all the imaginary boxes we make up in our little escapist minds. But from my experience, the grass is never greener on the other side of the fence. It's just a different lawn with its own pros and cons. Comparing the two is meaningless.

If you can work anywhere, any place will do, really. What matters is the bonds you'll create.

I lived in 22 countries. I could see myself living in each one. It's only a matter of choosing the best one now—meaning, the environment that will allow me to grow and bear nutritious fruits that will feed society.

No matter where you end up, human life doesn't need much to sustain itself.