One hard hitting incident added fuel to my decision to move abroad
Hey Everyone, I (25M) have been thinking to move abroad for quite sometime. But one thing happened with me last week which made me consider the thought of settling in a developed country asap.
Coming to my background, I work in IT field earning in six figures. My dad has been unemployed since 7 years. I have a younger brother who is in school currently. I take the responsibility for his education. My parents doesn’t have any savings as well. But we have a good house. So, I am gonna take care of them for the rest of our lives( I am very happy to do it ). Currently our grandmother gets pension. So it’s a huge plus for us. And In the future, once I get married i will have to be in a position to take care of my wife and children as well. When the things go good & everyone are healthy, it’s a cake walk for me. But what If something goes otherwise?
Last week, my mother felt some lumps near her upper stomach area for which she worried it might be cancer. When she went to the hospital, they have suggested to take scans to check that. It’s going to happen tomorrow. It scared the shit out of me and I was in tears when I’m alone in my room. As you know, how male kids are attached to their mothers. I hope everything goes well.
Why this made me feel to move abroad? The money I am earning is good in India. But if something big happens to anyone in my family, will it be sufficient to take care of them?? I felt we are one shot away from bankruptcy. I pay around 4 lakhs in taxes. But I don’t even get free medical facilities for my family. I’m not complaining here. It is just what it is. Infrastructure, traffic etc etc. there are many things. But this struck very hard this time.
So what i have decided is i will try to find some work abroad or I’ll take a risk to do masters in the US. I have good experience and knowledge. I am positive that I can land in a good job. It’s a huge risk considering my family situation. But I saved enough for them to live while I study. And I certainly like to live life to the fullest on my own terms and not adjust my life to fulfil responsibilities. Please give your honest thoughts on it.