Guest or …?

by Little Guy @, Friday, January 27, 2023, 09:09 (247 days ago) @ mosesk

Good thoughts.
As I understand it being a Permanent Resident 'allows' me to stay as long as I want?
I may not understand that correctly.
But I'm trying to integrate that understanding with the 'guest' concept.
Am I a 'permanent guest' until otherwise indicated?

My understanding is, my permanent residency means that I have permission to be a guest in Mexico without having to leave by a certain date and without having to seek annual renewal of the permission.

In my country of citizenship, I have not only the right to leave, importantly I have the constitutional right to enter the country. I cannot be denied entry.

As a permanent resident of Mexico I do not have a constitutional right to enter the country. If I were to violate Mexican laws, the Mexican government might decide that I am no longer a welcome guest.

Aside from the risk of revocation of residency status, I consider it important that I behave as a considerate guest. If I were a guest in your home, I would not tell you that the way you run your household is wrong or complain that you get up too early, or that I don’t like the music you listen to. That would be inconsiderate.

If you were to invite my comments, I would be gentle in my offerings.

Similarly, I don’t involve myself in how Mexico runs itself. I might have views about those things, but I don’t express them unless invited to. Even then, I would be gentle in my offerings.

(How to be a considerate host is a whole different discussion.)

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