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Daily Life in Mexico Has Its Own Specific Set of Rules

Bodie Kellogg - Mexico News Daily
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February 16, 2017

What Is Life Really Like in Mexico? (Seeker Network)

Throughout my long and tumultuous life I have acquired a set of rules to govern my actions as I stumble towards my uncertain future.

For instance, early in life I learned never to shoot pool or play poker with anyone nicknamed after a city or state. Another hard and fast rule for me is to never trust a man with a comb over; the tendency to deceive is eminently transparent.

Also, never pursue a relationship with someone whose problems are greater than your own; life is hard enough already. Always remember life is reality and television isn’t.

And there are more, but you get the idea. Be that as it may, moving to a completely different culture has required some additional guidelines. So now I would like to share some of the rules I have adapted to my life here in Mexico.

As in life, the rules are multilayered; there are overall rules and rules for specific activities. An extremely important overall rule for a sagacious life in Mexico is that if you accomplish only one thing in a day, the day is to be considered a success.

This is especially true if you are dealing with any type of Mexican bureaucracy. I find this rule extremely important, because a person’s mental health can be severely impacted by the unrealistic expectations one can have about life in this culture.

Another unequivocal rule that is requisite for personal sanity in this country: always remember the only thing which is assured for the average expat is bewilderment. There are degrees of bewilderment which range from overwhelmingly stupefied, to subtly humorous.

All expats have their own stories about bewildering episodes of life in Mexico; it’s an unavoidable part of the adventure.

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