In Vanuatu you see a lot of different kinds of Pandanus tree.


The Pandanus can be a very attractive "sculptural" looking tree, besides providing food (breadfruit) leaves to make baskets and mats, and a valuable lesson for us.


They resist salty winds, they fare well in cyclones, and they happily thrive in rocky or very sandy soil and exposed places.


Personally I like them a lot. Especially those with lots of air-roots that have reached the ground and become study supports.


These air roots sprout from the main trunk and take quite a while to grow down to the ground, then they burrow in, embedding themselves and anchoring the tree so it's very rare for one to be blown over. One tree can have from three or four to dozens of these extra supports. And as the tree grows, more and more of them are established further and further from the main trunk.


I saw one tree recently that had no trunk at all. The central trunk had been attacked by something and had disappeared completely. The sturdy supporting air roots were what was holding it up and feeding it - and anchoring it to the ground.


Reminds me of a good Plan B.


Like those pandanus with many supporting roots, a good Plan B has multiple "anchors" ready to give support when needed.


Some of them might be various residency visas and citizenships with passports, bank accounts in a number of different countries, investments diversified in different jurisdictions, different kinds of assets held in various jurisdictions, several businesses in different fields.


Yes, it takes time to establish all these, like the Pandanus' air roots take time to reach the ground and burrow in.


And even if/when your main setup in your mother country—your "trunk"—is attacked and disappears, the other roots hold you up as if nothing had happened. You can resist the strong winds of change.


When you get to the point that you want citizenship or a residency visa for Vanuatu, I am here for you.


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