Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Australia the land of opportunity

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Australia the land of opportunity

Australia, being the last habitable continent discovered by mankind, has given most people the opportunity to emigrate and start a new life.
I took that opportunity myself and migrated to Australia, in the early sixties, where I started a new way of life and from being a farmer, I became involved in building, So, Australia has been good for me in this way, but that was in the early sixties, today it might be different.
Australia the land of opportunity

Dear readers, this post is the continuation of our last post, how to defend our homes from these pests, we were talking about the damage the white ants do and ways of how we can minimise the damage they do. Of course, these articles that we are posting here, they are articles taken from my life story, which cover a very large range of subjects.
So, having talked about the white ants, today we are changing subject and we are asking ourselves, if Australia is still the land of opportunities, because from my life observations, I believe that when I came to Australia, there were some good opportunities for us to improve ourselves, but today I am not so sure about that. But, as you may know when you start asking this sort of questions other questions arise, this is only natural because we need to compare the present time with the past.
So, let us start by telling you the opportunities that we had in the past when I came to Australia, so that, we would be able to compare the opportunities that we had in the past, to the opportunities that we have today in Australia, and how those opportunities played a part in the lives of those people that migrated to Australia then. Today it might be slightly different, but I suppose that every one of us is a bit different, you see, whether we are emigrant, or we have been born here we have our own story to tell, and we are pretty sure that everyone have a different story to tell and different views of the present and the past, according to our own life experiences and the work that we do or did; but let me tell you my personal story, so that you could see my own life experience the same way as I have seen it and then compare it to today’s opportunities, if you like.
If I were to use only my personal experience in Australia as a standard, we will have to say that Australia opportunities today are not as good as they used to be, because things have changed a lot since I came to Australia. Now if we would like to compare the fewer opportunities that are still available today, with what used to be available in the sixties I am going to write the opportunities of the sixties in my life story right here, just the way I have lived and seen them happen to me personally and to the other people that came to Australia in the early sixties, as well as the Australian people that were born here, and then, my life story opportunities could be compared with what is available today; but first of all let us start with what the majority of people in the world think about Australia today.
Today, everybody in the whole wide world thinks that Australia is still the land of opportunities, and that is the reason why people are still trying hard to migrate to Australia; but, are all those opportunities still there, one may ask? Or is it just a myth now and the opportunities that existed in the past do not exist any longer, or they are a lot less than they used to be especially for those unskilled people that are coming to Australia these days.
Having been a migrant myself a long time ago in the early sixties, and being in a way lucky to find some relative that helped me to settle here in Australia, I know that migrating to another country is not an easy thing to do specially if there is no one waiting for you and help you when you arrive, and it is even harder if you don’t speak the language of the country you are migrating to, but today there is a great movement of people throughout the world that migrate from one country to another, and a lot of people want to come to Australia one way or another, they even risk their lives during their journey, boarding unseaworthy boats that might just break up and disintegrate in the ocean, and most of those people could drown, when there is no help.
Therefore, when I hear or see people migrating today like desperados that want to reach Australia at all cost, I always go back mentally to the times when I legally migrated myself and think what I could and would have done if there had been no one to help me when I arrived in Australia; here I should say that just thinking about it makes me shudder, so, to see these people these days trying to come by boat illegally and knowing that they may not be welcome here make me wonder how desperate they are to try to migrate at all cost; they must be really desperate to try to migrate this way.
But then, there is also this other reason, because of the television and the computer people compare their own standard of living in their countries where they are born, with what they see on TV or say public programs on the computer, like Face-book and others programs, and they compare what they see with way they live in their own country, so, they believe that they would be better off if they would be able to come to Australia, because everybody seems to think that Australia is the land of opportunities.
Looking at what is happening these days we know that the world has got a real problem with people migrating to other countries like Australia, as we all know, here in Australia we are very upset about those people coming in by boats, and we would like to stop them and even send them back where they came from. Now, here I need to say that in Europe is even worse with people coming in from North Africa every day, they are so many that is hard to count them and we might have a guess and say that the same amount of people that migrate illegally to Australia in a year may migrate to Europe in a week or even less than that. But anyhow here we are not going to talk that much about illegal migrants, because we want to talk about if Australia is still the land of opportunities.
Believe that this post is becoming too long, so we will continue with our next article talking about Australia in our next post called; But is Australia still the land of opportunity?
See you soon.
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