I’m a bit worried you’re underestimating how difficult it would be to move to an entirely different continent on your own. Life as an expat can be expensive and alienating.
Fortunately this is an easily reversible change, assuming OP is financially well-off (which appears to be the case given their casual willingness to move continents to begin with).
No, this is a fair point. I’m well off compared to many people (high savings), but I don’t have a high salary. I’m considering cheap places to live.
It does seem reversible though, and might be worth a shot.
I am worried about alienation but I feel alienated where I currently am too so a new scene might not be much different.
It’s slightly less reversible socially. I find my core social connections in a city have fallen to one side by about two years after I’ve moved somewhere else, and take several months of effort to pick up again.
Of course, that might suggest a new solution: move for a year or two, then come back to your city and just don’t talk to the EAs!
That’s true, good point. Depending on what they’re looking for, I can actually see myself encouraging more people to try this out.
I’m curious what are the things that would lead to you encouraging someone in this direction?