Commentary

Commentary January 2017

Commentary January 2017

I started this website and podcast, Four Seas One Family, to explain some of my personal insights to family members and friends back home about life overseas. I also wanted to expand the podcast to where people could easily observe that we have a lot more in common than we think. In this format, people would be able to listen in on examples that prove that we are fundamentally the same regardless of skin color, religion, politics or other beliefs. We all have basic concerns that include security, welfare, health, happiness, comfort and prosperity.

Expat Visits: Resetting Relationships - 4S1F50

Expat Visits: Resetting Relationships - 4S1F50

In this episode, we talk when an expat returns to their home nation for short visits; like for a vacation or for attending a family event like a wedding or funeral. Returning home for most expats is usually for reconnecting with parts of their past. However, returning home for a lot of expats is often met with detachments and occasional misunderstandings.

Does an Expat Have The Right to Take Part In Local Protests? - 4S1F49

Does an Expat Have The Right to Take Part In Local Protests? - 4S1F49

Sovereign nations retain the right to expel any foreign national deemed as disrupting the political affairs of their country. Expats taking part in local civil disobedience within a host nation is a sensitive issue. If expats do take it upon themselves to take part in protests or civil actions in their residing nation, they must be fully aware and understand the consequences of their actions.

Fear: The Main Ingredient in Cultural Intolerance - 4S1F42

Fear: The Main Ingredient in Cultural Intolerance - 4S1F42

Global events displayed daily on our televisions, read in newspapers and on-line causes us to develop a pessimistic view of the world. The large numbers of innocent people suffering and dying for causes they may not even care about or understand casts a negative view of the world that is being passed on to our children and future generations. This, in turn, is causing them  to become suspicious, lose faith, feel insecure and, in the end, hopeless about their future.  

4S1F35 The Expat's Approach to Assimilation and Humility in Learning about a Host Country's Culture

4S1F35 The Expat's Approach to Assimilation and Humility in Learning about a Host Country's Culture

The expat's approach to assimilation and humility in learning about a host country's culture, balancing birth/host country cultures, are we conquerors, escapees or explorers?

Join James Thomas and Jon Dunning as they explore the topic of the many type of expats that explore and for what reasons.