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Former American: Expatriation is a Beautiful Thing

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It finally happened. Not the way I ever expected it to, or perfectly like I had planned, but it's happened. I've been given the green light for expatriation. 

People might become expatriates from their home nation for a number of different reasons. Whether that's because they disagree with their respective governments and policies, or they are just in general seeking a different culture that fits better with their personality, people come and go all the time. 

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If it's one thing Americans need to get through their thick skulls, it's that their beloved country is no different.

That's one of the many reasons I left. Americans and their arrogant "better than everyone else's" attitudes were getting choking. Plus I just do not like the American way, I disagree with America's policies, among many, many other things. 

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To me, becoming an ex-American (it'll be official soon, I'll be renouncing my US citizenship in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico in at most 3 months from now) is about being complete and being free. I never felt truly free as a US citizen, or living in the US.

Though my new temporary home country (I'll probably leave after completing flight school) still has its problems, it's a more tolerable place to live, and a few key inequalities that bugged me about the US are non-existent here, so it's an all-around better deal. 

People leave the US all the time, and citizenship renunciations are on the rise. I'm not the only one, and trust me I'm not alone. I embrace this new life journey with open arms, and for once in my life, I feel truly free.