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The 10 Commandments for Expats

  1. Though shalt not expect to find things as thou hast them at home for verily thou hast left home to explore different things
  2. Those shalt not take anything too seriously, for a care-free mind is essential for a healthy body
  3. Thou shalt not let other expats get upon thy nerves, for one or both of you art likely to be transferred soon anyway
  4. Thou shalt refrain from acting exceedingly high and mighty, for thou art the same person you were before you had maids and drivers
  5. Thou shalt not buy everything you see; thou already hast a house full of things stored in your home country
  6. Thou shalt not sit around and mope and feel unwanted or unskilled; there are many people and organizations who would be grateful for your donations of time and energy
  7. Thou shalt not worry, for he that worrieth hath no pleasure
  8. When in Rome, thou shalt be prepared to do somewhat as the Romans do.
  9. Thou shalt not judge the people of a country by the one person who has given thee trouble.
  10. Remember that thou art a guest in a foreign land, and he who treateth his host with respect shall be honored.

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