You are not going to be the same person you were in your native language. You can’t. Your personality (the one you are so proud of in your mid twenties) will not survive in a foreign culture. You’ll have to find your new self, your new vocabulary, your new behaviors, your new tone of voice, your new jokes, your new social interactions — or you will always feel like a fish out of water. Unless you have zero self-awareness, in which case you’ll be just fine.
The truths no one will tell you about moving to a new country
Fabricio Teixeira
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This is a very important point that can be destructive for some people. As soon as you lose reality from a lack of root, the cultural change can become harmful if there’s no consistent way to trust the “new country”!

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