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Silesian, old Polish heritage?


Neczypor 1 | 21
27 Jun 2022 #31
I'm just a very exasperated person. I mean. I don't understand this modern life at all. I think most Polish people are the same.

I really don't like this life. I don't know how to explain it, but I really wish things were back to the way they were before WW2 you know. And I wish it stayed that way.

I don't understand this life and am confused by it. I think most Polish people are the same? I just don't like or understand Western industrial society... I fail to see the point in it.
pawian 197 | 19,827
27 Jun 2022 #32
I really don't like this life. I don't know how to explain it

It may mean you have a depressive type of personality.

You need to take up a new activity to make your mind busy with sth useful. My advice - buy a piece of land and start cultivating it.

things were back to the way they were before WW2

The clock ticks all the time and nothing can be the same as it was - it is impossible to enter the same river twice. People who lived then are mostly gone and new ones have completely different life attitudes.

I think most Polish people are the same?

Rather not. After various problems with adjusting to the new system when communism collapsed, most Poles finally adopted capitalism and now are feeling OK with it.
jon357 71 | 19,944
27 Jun 2022 #33
modern life at all. I think most Polish people are the same.

You'd be surprised how modern Poland is, especially in the bigger cities.

way they were before WW2

It's possible to find that life even in the modern world. We don't use a TV, listen to pop music on the radio (though both existed before WW2 including in Poland). or buy much processed food (ditto).

Western industrial society

I hugely prefer it to Eastern or Southern industrial society however the corporate life is only one option out of many. What is your trade or profession?
Lenka 3 | 2,883
27 Jun 2022 #34
but I really wish things were back to the way they were before WW2 you know. And I wish it stayed that way.

I assume you weren't alive in that time so please remember you are only fatisizing On it.
But what exactly appeal to you in those times?
Miloslaw 14 | 4,482
27 Jun 2022 #35
@Lenka

Thanks for the info.
Neczypor 1 | 21
27 Jun 2022 #36
It was definitely better than the world today.

People these days are naive if they think we have progressed ever since those times.
jon357 71 | 19,944
27 Jun 2022 #37
It was definitely better than the world today

In what way?

There were longer working days, unsafe conditions, people only got a couple of weeks paid holiday (and had to fight to get that), healthcare wasn't free and housing conditions were much worse.

People had a pretty poor diet then too, high in carbohydrates and refined sugar with a resulting much lower life expectancy.

There were also far weaker social services, a huge amount of child abuse and education was far poorer.

If you'd been in pre-war upper Silesia, a place of political riots, strikes, oppression, poverty, hyperinflation, food shortages, and factory/mine accidents, you would probably have found much to dislike.
Bratwurst Boy 12 | 12,063
27 Jun 2022 #38
What I would like to know......earlier times as in "Schlesien"???? :)
Tacitus 2 | 1,618
27 Jun 2022 #39
Not to mention (often) no indoor plumbing, few if any electricity, no television, food shortages no antibiotica and other medicine we take for granted. Few if any public transportation outside the big cities. My grandfather lost 3 siblings in the 1930s to afflictions and diseases we can cure easily today.
Kashub1410 5 | 467
27 Jun 2022 #40
@Neczypor
Romantisicing the past ey? Had a guy once who prefer a more simple life, knowing what to. What was expected of him, not having to guess it. Living like a peasant for instance everybody knowing it and accepting it. Not having to argue all the time about it etc


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