Published On: Sat, Mar 10th, 2018

How Living Abroad Made Me a Better Person

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Chuck Bolotin, of Best Places in the World to Retire, provides a perspective of how moving to Mexico can make you a better person.

City of Mérida (Image:

City of Mérida (Image:

When in my early twenties, after crossing the border near San Diego with my friends and driving south in Mexico, I noticed lots of houses in which the construction had begun, but was not finished.

“How stupid”, I thought, viewing what I believed to be evidence of bad planning on a large scale by lots of silly people.  “What a waste!  Why get started if you don’t finish?”  (I may even have harrumphed, but I don’t remember.)

I didn’t think about it much more until, close to the present time, when I was interviewing an expat for our site, Best Places In The World To Retire.  We were talking about how, in Mexico


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