Re: What is the best place in the world to live?

Date: Sat Jun 24 2000 - 14:20:10 MDT

In a message dated 6/21/00 5:23:50 PM Central Daylight Time,

> It seems that your criteria are mainly about avoiding death well
> rather than living well. While the above are certainly a big plus for
> any location, it would hardly be the central issues if I wanted to
> move anywhere. My list of criteria would instead center around the
> density of interesting people, information sources and events in the
> vicinity. "Best" is after all a highly subjective thing.
I agree, Anders, but I also see the point of the comments people have made
about living close to good medical technology and in a relatively physically
safe environment. In that regard, I've come to really appreciate Houston
(also for the kinds of things Bonnie wrote in her great post about Space
City!). We've got arguably the best medical center in the world here, great
art and science centers, pretty good security, great diversity of people, and
we're real close to Mexico and the Caribbean. We even have a Saturn V!
Tough to beat that.

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