A California man moved 7,000 miles to escape debt and stress.
Living and participating in a different culture has a tendency to wipe away the perspective from your home cultural conditioning; behavior alters, personality changes, an individual adapts and grows more tolerant and versatile.
We are Ambiverts. We reject the simplistic introvert/extrovert continuum.
Some people laugh at the idea of emotional intelligence, but that just shows they lack it.
True strength does not require denial of reality, but suppleness in meeting it.