More years ago than I care to remember, I was offered an opportunity through to live in San Fran. In many ways it would have been fantastic. Much more money and working as a techie in Silcon Valley at the birth of the internet would have opened up so many opportunities.
I declined the offer as I felt then, indeed still do, very European. At the time I said that I could much more easily settle in a European country where I didn’t speak the language than in the US where I did. Little did I realise at that time that it would actually come to pass 😯
To me, there is a huge difference in US and European cultures and outlook on life. This is not to criticise one or praise the other. They both have their merits and downsides.