high competence refugees and coping with the exile

It seems so hard for them to build a peer network in exile.

Why is that? Language skills, skills to market their competence, networking skills.

How do I get to my conclusions? It is a rather scientific approach based on:

  • experience (that comes with lifetime and openness to news and opinions)
  • speculating starting with brain storming
  • comparing
  • discussing and arguing with peers and “elements in the field of research”

So here are the theses:

  • refugees are anxious and afraid, because they underestimate their own skills
  • because they are not used to market themselves (life never forced them to. they should be helped to develop these skills)
  • and therefore because they are easily embarrassed, because there are mistakes and failures to be handled appropriately
  • they are not building a network here, because they think it’s not worth the time and the energy, because they will return in a couple of months only
  • but quite possibly it will take a couple of years for the Ukraine to allow the refugees to return
  • quite possibly the Ukraine will exist in the future only as a “virtual network in exile”, quite similar to the approach or concept “The portable / portative fatherland”

From a social-darwinistic point of view the process will result in the survival of the fittest. It will hurt the 95% less than extremely fit.


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