Dude, I love this country

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Predictably, I found this deeply, personally moving.

[Having to live in Canada so his spouse can work,] He misses interaction with colleagues. It hinders efficiency, slows work. He is physically drained from travel. He is frustrated that he cannot put down roots in America, and maybe start his own company, because he cannot leave Google, his visa sponsor.

He says he feels, on one hand, great gratitude that America gave him extraordinary opportunity. But he says he fulfilled his side of the bargain by striving and succeeding. [He became a multimillionaire with Google stock.] “Dude, I love this country,” he said.

But he doesn’t feel loved back: “My devotion is unrequited.”

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