Software engineer's thought-provoking 'X' thread on opting for India over US for job triggers debate
PTC News Desk: A software engineer, Aanshul Sadaria, employed at Google, used X (formerly known as Twitter) to share his reasons for opting to work in India instead of the US. His post ignited conversations as people shared diverse reactions.
Sadaria began by addressing the common query, "Why did you not go to the US? Didn't you get an opportunity?" He revealed that despite many of his Google batchmates leaving for the US, he decided to stay close to his family in India, especially after losing his father in 2021. He clarified that it wasn't solely about patriotism but a desire to be near his loved ones.
"Bhaiya, why did you not go to the US? Didn't you get an opportunity?"
From Google, a lot of folks from my batch left for US. I could as well. But I didn't!
I lost my father in 2021 and wanted to stay close to my family! ❤️ — Aanshul Sadaria (@AanshulSadaria) August 18, 2023
He elaborated that he might consider working in the US temporarily for a few years to experience its working culture due to his enthusiasm for travel, but ultimately, he intended to settle back in India. Sadaria's thread delved into the questions he often faced and his responses, emphasising his love for India's offerings as a significant aspect of his decision.
Why? Not because I love India as a stateless entity. But because I love everything that my country offers me. ????
And I think that is another definition of patriotism. ???????? pic.twitter.com/baRzFQKyYp — Aanshul Sadaria (@AanshulSadaria) August 18, 2023
The post drew numerous reactions from X users, who resonated with Sadaria's sentiments and shared their own experiences. Many expressed contentment with their choices to stay in India, valuing the familiarity of their culture and community. The thread spurred discussions on priorities, personal fulfillment, and the essence of patriotism beyond mere national identity.