What Truly Matters in Life — Based on Countries I’ve Lived at

Do we keep the same values and goals based on the countries and cultures we live in?

Fer Rivero

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This article is part of my book “Quantum Behaviours”, available here!

In the face of the current Mental health crisis, recurring life crises, societal norms, and the awareness of mortality, we find ourselves at a crossroads. This book is a call to action, I urge people to reevaluate their priorities and focus on what truly matters in life. Acknowledge your authentic desires, foster emotional well-being, and challenge those societal constraints.

Why are women meant to clean the kitchen? Why are men not supposed to cry? Why is being short a disadvantage? And why are tall people meant to be bad at dancing? Why should skin tone define the possibilities you have in life?

No matter your culture or the type of society you grew up in, not everything they tell us has a logical sense behind it. As I write these chapters, I want to share what truly matters to me, based completely on my life experiences, the countries and the cultures I lived with during my travels:

Spain: I grew up in Granada and culturally was encouraged to be open, welcoming and to enjoy things such as food, celebrations, small gatherings and time with friends. Seeking these moments, playing board games, connecting with new people, and fortifying friendships is what truly matters to us. Don’t be afraid to be yourself, and “Enjoy and Share” those great small moments.

UK: During my studies in London, I noticed British people are extremely polite and kind, even if they dislike someone. Mixed with Monarchy, their pride in history, tea, foods, and extreme respect for other cultures and other people’s backgrounds made me see them as a humble yet powerful nation focused on “Respect”.

China: Contrary to what most people believe due to the actions of their government, Chinese people were extremely open with me. They were thrilled to share their beliefs, cultures, food and experiences with me. Once you are invited to their closer circle, you are one of the family, and keeping their family safe and well is everything. It’s all about “Legacy” and building for the people coming after…

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Fer Rivero

Artist, Singer, Writer and Digital Marketer. Author of Quantum Behaviours, Tales for the Mind and other titles :D