You're reading the wrong forum. There is very little to like in Polish politics (as with politics in most countries) and not much to like in Polish history over the last 300 years (unless you enjoy heroic failures).
Could not the same be said for every country on the planet?.
I challenge anyone to state that their country has a likeable political leadership or have a blameless history over the past 300 years.
Yes every country does but most countries have the sense to keep such arses away from positions of power. Poland however installed a fundamentalist zealot as minister of indoctrination, er, sorry, I mean minister of education.
HHhhmmm "Every country has the good sence..." I don't believe you believe that.
it seems that the least qualified get the job, from practically all countries, wouldn't you say?.
I am always hearing stories (I have never cared to find out the validity) about the royal family in England talking about the natives in Africa or China in a derogatory way.
I don't feel proud of anything which is Polish or any other nationality. I take pride in the things I have done, not the things which other people did, no matter what passport they hold.
Is that not a double edged sword?.
If you don't feel proud no matter what passport someone holds.
Does that not also mean you do not feel, resentment/anger/ashamed or just negative towards people's misdoings despite their passport?.
And of course you should be proud of your achievements in life but it reads like you live here in Poland and well... hate it.. hate everything about it.
I use the word hate because I sence some emotional link to your dislikes and criticisms.
I know some of my posts make it look like I work for the Polish tourist board, I just think there is enough negativity on this forum.
But your threads are different, you are intelligent and usually have something to say.
I would still like to see a photo of the tomb stone door mat, just out of curiosity.
OK, all that aside ha ha ha, tell us three things you enjoy/like about Poland, come on, please?.
I think there are several phases to settling in a new country.
Made me think of this (eDITED VERSION OF THE 10 STEPS OF GRIEF).
1. SHOCK 2. EMOTIONAL RELEASE 3. PREOCCUPATION WITH THE COUNTRY 4. SYMPTOMS OF SOME PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL DISTRESSES 5. HOSTILE REACTIONS TOWARDS THE COUNTRY 6. DEMANDING APOLOGIES (GUILT)7. DEPRESSION 8. WITHDRAWAL 9. THE SUBJECT BEGINS TO RE-ENTER RELATIONSHIPS 10. RESOLUTION AND READJUSTMENT TO REALITY.
But in fairness, I used to live in a country I absolutely hated (no names :)
My quality of life was zero and I am so so so glad to be out of there.
I was stuck there for 2 years, I had very little option in the matter.
And if the country had a forum like this, while I was living there, I would have been a lot more aggressive in my comments than Harry's are about Poland.
People come on here quite often from England telling Poles not to complain when living in "their" country and some ass might be tempted to say this to Harry, truth is, it is his right to have his opinions, negative or otherwise.
I would just like to hear something from him that he genuinely likes about Poland