My Experience from India
The one foreign country I have been to is India, and it has changed the person I am today very drastically. The last time I visited India was April 2011, and that is when I realized most of the things I did, and it helped me change my outlook on a lot of things. For example, it gave me a completely different perspective on poverty, which is something they have a lot of in India. Living in Canada, I have not seen much of poverty, but after seeing the substantial number of people going through it in India, it made me realize how fortunate we are to be living in a country where it isn’t as big of an issue. Another immense issue in India is the absurd amount of pollution, which is still a growing problem. It is because of the rapidly growing population, which is putting a strain on the environment, infrastructure, and the country’s natural resources. Another unbelievable issue in India is the unemployment, as India is the second largest in population; it also has a larger number of unemployed people. The leading reason for unemployment is again, the increasing number in the population. Also many companies make workers, work for long hours or even overtime instead of hiring new employees. This way they try to save money. The very valuable lesson I learned from all this is, that I am extremely fortunate to be able to live in such an amazing country where we do not have to face these massive issues in our community, environment, or society. It really opened my eyes, to realize to never take anything for granted because I would much rather be living in Canada than anywhere else in the world, and I am very thankful for it. I also know that I wouldn’t have ever been able to realize any of these things unless I would have visited India for myself. That is what I gained through traveling to India, and this is how it changed me as a person.
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