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you only live once (yolo)

Children’s Choices, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia © Jim Korpi

“The country has gone to hell,” Frank declares of his native home, The United States. “People have become so selfish. They care only about themselves, and live only for their own pleasures. They care nothing about community or about their country. That’s why we moved away and why I home school my kids.”

Frank and his newest wife, Lorain, live in the Middle East. With no taxes on their income and inflated wages for westerners with skills from the “modern” world, Frank says they will be able to save enough money to buy a house in Thailand at the end of his contract.

Lorain is Frank’s third wife. The others, Frank said, “didn’t work out.”