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Polonius3 989 | 12,348  
23 Jul 2009 /  #1
In a recent survey of young Poles aged 13-24, media celebrities topped the lsit of the authorties of today's youth: Jerzy Owsiak (40%), Kuba Wojewódzki (32%), Szymon Majewski (30%) and Wojciech Cejrowski (27%). Commenators noted that no scholars, scientists, philosophers, statesmen, writers or other cultural personalities were listed in the forefront. The survey was conducted amongst a 1,000-strong sample of respondents.

Any comments? If you are a Pole in that age group, do you agree with those choices?
Tlum 12 | 167  
24 Jul 2009 /  #2
Probably Poles do prefer celebs to authorities, but in the US the ratio is much worse ;).
24 Jul 2009 /  #3
Can you guys ever take any criticism of Poland and NOT say "BUT BUT BUT ITS WORSE IN USA"?

Stop deflecting it off of yourself and own up to your own flaws.
OP Polonius3 989 | 12,348  
24 Jul 2009 /  #4
Rather than comparing Poland to Bolivia or the USA, I'd be more interested to know how
young Poles can possibly regard a bunch of ego-tripping airheads as authorities of any kind. OK, admittedly Owsiak has helped sick Polish children over the years (whilst also effectively promoting his stained-glass-window business), but he still conveys that same tacky, loud and brash popculture (or is it poopculture?) style.
jump_bunny 5 | 237  
24 Jul 2009 /  #5
It's better to see authority in Jurek Owsiak who has actually done something for other people than Sheryl Cole or Jamie Oliver who are "stars" in the UK.
Seanus 15 | 19,672  
24 Jul 2009 /  #6
Jerzy Owsiak has stayed true to his charitable ways, even in the face of hefty organisational difficulties. Given that I rarely see charitable donations here, we should be patting Jerzy on the back for his sterling efforts.

Kuba is just a blown-up bag of puss. Szymon is genuinely funny.
frd 7 | 1,399  
24 Jul 2009 /  #7
This's Jurek Owsiak guy doesn't even have a master's degree...
Seanus 15 | 19,672  
24 Jul 2009 /  #8
DO you mean a postgraduate? So what if he doesn't? Many don't!
frd 7 | 1,399  
24 Jul 2009 /  #9
I was just joking.. referring to the "education and career" thread..
and he indeed is an authority for some.
Seanus 15 | 19,672  
24 Jul 2009 /  #10
I thought so, I didn't tag you as the overly serious type. Still, winks are helpful :)
mark007 - | 58  
24 Jul 2009 /  #11
In Britain it's much worse, programmes like "''I'm a celebrity" where they use girlfriends of premiership football players (not clebrities), or z list people from a TV soap, or who were once in a coffee advert in 1983. The problem is that every teenager in britain ( I know slightly over the top) thinks that the best way to make a living is to be a star on the front cover of OK MAGAZINE, or make column inches in HEAT MAGAZINE; rather than study hard, learn a skill and endure sleepless nights before the promised dream is realised!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK FELLOWS!!!!

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