As a Saigon Kid (TCK or ATCK) … How can you belong?… and if you never had a sense of belonging, can you ever get it?
Here is an interesting interview with expert Donna Musil, filmmaker of Brats: Our Journey Home, and Paulette Bethel on Third Culture Kids (which us Saigon Kids are) and “belonging”, presented by Brice Royer.
As a Saigon Kid what were your experiences pertaining to ‘belonging’?
As you moved around from place to place, did you feel like you ‘belonged’ in each place? Or, did you feel ‘out of place’?
While in Saigon did you have a sense of ‘belonging’? If so, why? What made you feel as though you ‘belonged’ in Saigon? If you didn’t feel you belonged in Saigon … why didn’t you feel you belonged there?
As a Saigon Kid where is ‘home’ to you? What IS ‘home’ to you? What makes a ‘home’ to you? While in Saigon did you feel it was ‘home’?
To you is ‘home’ a physical place? Or, a state of mind? Is ‘home’ where the heart is? Is ‘home’ simply and illusion?
What is your definition of ‘home’?
What makes you feel ‘at home’?
Can a virtual community, such as our Blog, be a place called ‘home’ beyond the bounds of space and time? Can it be a place where you feel like you ‘belong’? If so, why? If not, why not?
Do you still have feelings of ‘rootlessness’ and ‘restlessness’ stemming from all the moving around during your youth? If so, how has it influenced your life as an adult? How have you learned to cope with the wanderlust feelings and urges? How have you tempered the ‘restlessness’?
As always, please feel free to leave your Comments below.