But "best for X" just means that X thinks it is best. And different people may think that different countries are best, but they may all be wrong. Just because some person thinks a particular country is best doesn't mean it is best. He may be wrong.
you mean like me thinking india is best for me and someone else could say i am wrong because of the chances i might die of malaria? suppose i say i live all my life here happy and everybody has to die sooner or later, what do i care if it is by a cobra bite or a bad lunch-it's better than ending up as roadkill on a usa highway. i mean in my opinion, if i have to choose how to die this would be more natural, so i think better-for me. both living here and dying here. how can there be a right and wrong to issues like those that are purely a matter of opinion?
of course the joke will probably be on me, i will end up electrocuting myself one day on my stove in the kitchen because i dont like cng. once again my mistake, because i should have used the natural way and burnt cowpies for fuel.
your logic is wonderful, kenneth-but sometimes logic just doesnt apply. not entirely anyway...
for instance, i know my son thinks brazil or the netherlands is the perfect place for him, and he is probably right. the real reason to choose a country is for the people-here i am among people who understand me beyond the level of language, or should i say accept me as i am, and i understand them, and to me that is the most wonderful thing-being a foreigner sucks, i should know because i was one in america all my life.
this reminds me of the conversation i had with my neighbor back about 30 years ago. he was living in america, had come over from italy almost twenty years earlier, but never became a us citizen. he loved his country and always wanted to go back. we used to marvel at how when he was young he was on the opposite side of usa in world war ii but now he was sitting in our kitchen talking to us as neighbors. so i asked him 'why do you live here then, why dont you go back?' and he said 'because i dont want my daughter to have to live like i do, as a foreigner. she was born in america, she is ten years old now, and if i take her back to italy it wont be home for her, it never will be.' so he planned to go back after she got married-while he was over there on a visit after her wedding, he died.
sorry about the rambling....but it isnt a black and white issue and some things you just cant take a poll on and get much usable data.