One thing that many of my friends and family keep telling me ever since I moved to Thailand is that I am more ‘relaxed’ now. Less stressed. And smile more.
Now one could say: Of course. It’s the Land Of Smile. You gotta be all happy and smiley. Plus you’re a foreigner there. So you earn more and have a better live than the locals anyways.
Wrong! First I don’t earn more than Thais in the same position and secondly I live a simple, ‘normal’ life here and don’t take part in the typical ‘expat’ lifestyle that has nothing to do with the ‘real’ Thailand. Moreover, and more importantly, lots of those ‘rich expats’ don’t seem to be that happy here. If you meet one of them by chance and happen to talk to them you will find out that they will complain most of the time by comparing how bad things are here compared to home.
So how does one then stay happier and more…