I view the majority of expats in China as "broken". This is said not as a bad thing, but rather as people who felt that they needed more from life than what their home country was offering. Perhaps they could not find the right job to fit their life. Maybe they could not deal with authority over their life. Sometimes expats are running from something in their past, be it debt, relationships, or other skeletons in their closet. Most expats are much more liberal in their life philosophies and moralities than those back home. Seldom do I find expats to be uber conservative in lives. Even more rare are the expats who are moderate or in the middle. In summary, most expats find it difficult to exist in their home country's environment because they just can't seem to find a comfortable fit in the society (for whatever the reason).
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