If you are following the international news, you already know that there is a lot of social unrest during the last year in Greece. I am 35 years old, and I don’t remember Greece being so close to self-destruction. Maybe things were as bad during the ’60s and early ’70s, dunno.

It pains me to see Greece being so close to an implosion, but to be truthfully honest, I expected it to, for years. There is so much corruption at every level of the government and press, and so much narrow minding from most of the citizens too, that the country just doesn’t move anymore. For every good thing the Greek life has to offer, there are two or three other things that kill any potential for growth. And of course, the current state of the world economy doesn’t help one bit.

I love my home, but unfortunately, I expect much worse to come. I just hope that the country will eventually rebound after an upcoming, possibly major, turmoil. I pray that this turmoil I am mentioning here will never happen, but I am by nature pretty pessimistic, so there you go.


Thom Holwerda wrote on April 10th, 2009 at 5:12 AM PST:

Sometimes it takes a decently sized uprising to get things moving. Let’s just hope nobody gets injured – or worse.

Mike wrote on April 10th, 2009 at 6:56 AM PST:

All it takes is a little more patience. I love my country as well. I consider myself lucky to be born in a country with such rich history. Nevertheless our history is all we can brag about… Yes the situation is not good currently, but I believe we have already hit rock-bottom and there’s only going up from here on… Let’s hope for the best, excluding any more uprisings…

dimosd wrote on April 10th, 2009 at 8:42 AM PST:

I couldn’t agree with you more, Eugenia. Social aspects in Greece have changed tremendously in the last decades (e.g. huge immigration has changed the demographics) but politics in the mind of citizens, both left and right wing and including many younger ones I’m afraid, are stuck a few decades back in time. You can’t fight stupidity I’m afraid 🙂 at least not alone.

zugu wrote on April 13th, 2009 at 10:46 PM PST:

Lol, Greece. Those people have an official state religion embedded in the Constitution. It’s no wonder the young are so extremely bipolar when it comes to politics.

Do they still jail people for promoting their (lack of) religion?

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