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The 5 Types of Posts on Expat Forums

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Congratulations! You’ve made the bold decision to leave your home country and live abroad. It’s going to be an incredible adventure, filled with challenges that will force you to grow as a person. You likely have many questions and concerns, but the internet is here to help! Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, hundreds of thousands of expats and immigrants have congregated to forums on social media and beyond. Here they offer their assistance and comfort for any sort of troubles you might have. There’s just one problem with these expat forums- and that’s the type of posts you’ll find there. Curious? Here are the 5 types of posts you’re likely to find on expat forums.

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The 5 Types of Responses on Expat Forums

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Congratulations! You made the bold decision to leave your home country and live abroad. It was an incredible adventure, filled with challenges that forced you to grow as a person. You likely have tons of experiences and advice you’d like to share, and the internet is here to help! Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, hundreds of thousands of expats and immigrants have congregated to forums on social media and beyond. Here you can offer your assistance and comfort for any sort of troubles your fellow travelers might have. There’s just one problem with these expat forums- and that’s the type of responses you’ll find there. Curious? Here are the 5 types of responses you’re likely to find on expat forums.

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German Passive Aggression: A Guide for Expats

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Germany is a beautiful country, renowned for its economic prowess and success. Living here as a foreigner has been a true privilege- I have enjoyed many benefits such as sick leave, fantastic vacation plans, clean streets and more. I also realize that such benefits do not come without cost. Indeed, such a wonderful utopia could not exist without strict rules that dictate how society should thrive. And what does any good German* do when they witness an individual violating such a rule? React with passive aggression, of course! But if you’re an immigrant like me and haven’t quite mastered it yet- don’t worry! This handy guide will have you silently seething in no time.
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Build Your Room’s Energy

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One thing you’ll hear performers talk a lot about is the “energy” of a room. This is to say, the general feeling in the air that is either brought in by the audience or thrust upon them once they have entered a space. While there’s a lot to be said about “feeling the room”, you really need to have good energy for a performance to work. Even the best act of all time can bomb when the energy is bad or low, and sometimes the worst act can come out shining just because the energy is high. In short, the energy is nothing less than the foundation on which you build your set- and building that energy early on is 100% necessary.

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