Guest or …?

by mosesk @, Ojai, CA, USA, Thursday, January 26, 2023, 20:14 (306 days ago) @ Little Guy

As a permanent resident for 10(?) years I appreciate being a contributing guest in Mexico.

As an analogy, I own a home. It is mine. I am not a guest in my home. Sometimes I will “grant” permission for someone to stay at my home. They are a “guest” as they have no “right” to be there, except to whatever extent that I extend the offer.

When I am in my country of citizenship, I am not a “guest” there; I have a right to be there. When I am in Mexico, because of the permission of the Mexican government, I consider myself to be a guest.

I try to be as good a guest here as I can be.

Good viewpoint.
Valid and useful.
To carry the analogy a little further:
Do you ‘own’ a place here?
Does the concept of guest enter into that equation?

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