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Moving back to Poland after 20 unhappy years in Canada and USA


nunczka 8 | 458  
17 Dec 2008 /  #31
A family I know lived in the US for about 9 years and recently moved back to Poland

Hmmm, That is interesting. I suppose we all have our own reasons. In this case the father stayed. Damn, that must have been a devastating experience. A family torn apart.. Thats sad.

Being an American, I just could not see myself moving to another country. We have our faults, but there is no where in the world that I would want to live other in America.

In my estimation we have it all. Two oceans,the Gulf of Mexico,the great lakes, our redwood forest, numerous mountain ranges, deserts, and a melting pot of people speaking different languages.

But I suppose we all think different.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
17 Dec 2008 /  #32
I am glad my mother migrated here in the early 1900's

So you must be in your 80's?
Krakowianka 1 | 243  
17 Dec 2008 /  #33
The father stayed behind but the wife and two children (18 and 8 - one was born here) are soooo happy to be back.

I dont know how the 8 year old could be so thrilled. That child started their education here, transfering to Poland would be kinda tough at this age. No friends no nothing. The others had something to return to.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
17 Dec 2008 /  #34
I was 8 when I was yanked out of my home country and forced to live in Poland. Hated it.
nunczka 8 | 458  
17 Dec 2008 /  #35
Krysia;

You speak flawless Polish. Were you born in Poland? I know that you are a farm girl living in Wisconsin, but, if you were born in Poland, how long have you been here?
krysia 23 | 3,057  
17 Dec 2008 /  #36
I was born in Washington, moved to Poland when 8. Lived there for 10 years. Warsaw and Krakow. Didn't like it at first, then got used to it.
nunczka 8 | 458  
17 Dec 2008 /  #37
Didn't like it at first, then got used to it.

Washington DC or the state? Ok, now you had the best opf both worlds. So tell me. What is your choice, as a country to live in? I noticed once that your desire was to move to Colorado. LOL! I can just picture you on your Siwy Kon, roaming in the wilds of the Rockies.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
17 Dec 2008 /  #38
State.
Both countires are beautiful, have a lot to offer, but I prefer the people in the US. Poles are too depressing. I hated going to school in Poland. Teachers always crabby, putting you down, making fun of you in front of the class, humiliating. They don't encourage you to become sombody, it's always "you'll never succeed, you'll never be good". Just depressing.

In the US school is completely different. They encourage you to become somebody, there is more freedom which you are not forced to do as an order, but with this freedom, positive influnce you want to become somebody.

Just my experience. :)
Dziady - | 50  
17 Dec 2008 /  #39
I like that sentiment -- very nice!
polishgirltx  
17 Dec 2008 /  #40
yeah... i have to agree here...
nunczka 8 | 458  
17 Dec 2008 /  #41
Geeeze Krysia, this opens up a brand new can of worms. Just in the short time that I have been in here, I assumed that the education in Poland, and the rest of Europe was superior than our schools. I notice that the Europeans are much more familiar with history and politics than we Americans. We have more advanced universities, but Poland has great ones too. I met a lot of professional people from Poland, and they really impress me. Look at yourself. you master both languages very well. Do you have a Polish accent.. Ok, young lady.. I wont bother you anymore.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
17 Dec 2008 /  #42
Do you have a Polish accent..

No, because English was my native language.
They do teach different things in Poland earlier, but in the US everybody goes to high school, then college or technical school. They go to school longer than in Poland, where after 8 grades some continue their education in a liceum which is equivilant to a mandatory high school in the US.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
17 Dec 2008 /  #43
nunczka

you either conform or you go to technical school. lol <-- kinda true.

I think that k-HS here covers what is covered in 1-8 in PL.

in PL in grades 1-8 about 90% of the information is covered that takes 12y to achieve in the USA schools.

uni education is different then that. in the usa the technology, the most innovative.... stuff happens but PL has some high specialties and it always has. other euro countries have theirs. PL's uni education is pretty competitive in nature, job market is too. it's much harder to swim, if you will. so with all the negativity and such, which is 100% true krysia, the bar is raised in a way.

oh, the guilt/guilting part in general sucks too. none of that here outside of the jews and some catholics.
bolek 6 | 330  
18 Dec 2008 /  #44
I don't like people knocking the Polish way of life, why come on this forum and be so negative, you think America is the best country you must have rocks in your head.
Krakowianka 1 | 243  
18 Dec 2008 /  #45
you think America is the best country you must have rocks in your head.

Your opinion doesnt have to be shared!

why come on this forum and be so negative

and gee what are you doing, giving the US a positive spin?
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
18 Dec 2008 /  #46
Your opinion doesnt have to be shared!

Now there is real wisdom.

Too many people on hear typing before engaging brain
loco polaco 3 | 353  
18 Dec 2008 /  #47
I don't like people knocking the Polish way of life

dude, she's speaking the truth wether you like it or not. poles, in general, are pretty downtrodden folk.

and gee what are you doing, giving the US a positive spin?

actually he's proving her point, no?
lukimp80 1 | 74  
18 Dec 2008 /  #48
Bolek, have you ever been to America? Krysia is speaking from someone that has lived in both places. I think that she is qualified to state her preferences.
Krakowianka 1 | 243  
18 Dec 2008 /  #49
poles, in general, are pretty downtrodden folk.

you need to take your medication in the morning, and maybe it will help eliminate this crap you post.
loco polaco 3 | 353  
18 Dec 2008 /  #50
ok, another C in denial, i see.. well, have fun staying ignorant.
Krakowianka 1 | 243  
18 Dec 2008 /  #51
you come on here with YOUR ignorant posts, talking smack about Poles, attacking members. maybe you should find yourself another more exciting activity.
loco polaco 3 | 353  
18 Dec 2008 /  #52
the truth is the truth and krysia and plk make good points. you can have a different view but there is no reason for you to attack me.. obviously you have no argument so you go down that road. like i said, have fun staying ignorant.
isa 10 | 41  
18 Dec 2008 /  #53
Let's get back on track, shall we?

Like Krysia, I've also been schooled in both Poland and the USA. For the "hard core knowledge" I give Poland the edge, but for the overall ''rounded education" USA wins hands down. I could have recited entire pages from "Pan Tadeusz" at the age of 13, but I could not play sax, ride horses, or perform on stage like many of my American friends of the same age. And I don't recall ever being told by my Polish teachers to "dream big, because with hard work and dedication, I can become anything I want"...
Krakowianka 1 | 243  
18 Dec 2008 /  #54
krysia and plk make good points.

I agree with what Krysia wrote, that's exactly how it is. I dont agree with you talking smack about Poles. Perhaps if you would read what I wrote, you'd comprehend... guess not.
loco polaco 3 | 353  
18 Dec 2008 /  #55
yes i saw you writing crap. read it again if you forgot.
CashCache  
19 Dec 2008 /  #56
I recomend reading "The Four Hour Work Week" by Timothy Ferriss if you are wanting to have transaprency and seperation between your life and income. If Poland is where you really want to be, you should not let money (or anything else) talk you out of it.

Read the book. Then try one of his suggestions about taking a "trial run" at living someplace else.

Just my .02.
-Scott
Siegfried 1 | 100  
8 Jan 2009 /  #57
what's wrong with Canada? I would like to go there to live and work for few years...
JMuller  
27 Jan 2009 /  #58
I'm frm Tristan, Maine (which is in the US for people who arn't familiar with this tiny Village) and, am having serious thought's of moving to europe, possibly becoming a citizen..... Not that i have family there tho
uncle betty 2 | 6  
8 Feb 2009 /  #59
the Irish are probably the worst

Hello, my first post.

Can you tell me what you mean by this please ?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
8 Feb 2009 /  #60
Hello uncle betty,
And welcome to the Polish forum.

I have read some of bolek's posts and I can hazard a guess at an answer to your question.
He is not all there.

He sent me a personal message to change my original post, which I have.

Lets see if he will answer your question...???

why come on this forum and be so negative

Good question, how about you answer that one yourself?.

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